Patty O'Grady, Ph.D., conducted extensive research into her father's case for more than twenty-six years including interviews and three trips to Vietnam. In 1993, she found Ho Cam and Ho Huan who had captured Major O'Grady outside their village of Ban Ba Loc and carried him down the mountain. They turned him over to two NVA engineers on the red dirt road outside the village of Y Leeng at Route 12, Mile Marker 21 not far from Ban Ha Noong. That was as far as she could trace him...
Last Memorial Day 2012, Patty traveled to the village of Y Leeng again with the Vietnamese soldiers, An and Thiet, who buried her father. Together they prayed at the gravesite. When the Vietnamese government officials arrived at the gravesite the next day, they threatened to arrest Patty and her Vietnamese friends if they did not leave the area. Patty stayed and witnessed the Vietnamese military remove her father's remains from the grave and transport them to Hanoi after the U.S. team was ordered to stand down.
O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine!
America the Beautiful
Sung By Charles Ray