6-11-12 (Bloomington, MN) -- A Minnesota soldier is laid to rest today (Mon) -- nearly 50 years after his plane went down over Laos. Navy Lt. William Swanson of Zimmerman was piloting the plane when it was struck down in April 1965. At the time of the crash, recovery efforts were not possible due to enemy presence in the area. Swanson's remains were recovered in 2010 after local villagers led investigators to the crash site. Swanson is being buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full military honors.