publication date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)
clue: Think you can lay this goo to rest in a week? It took the Army 26 years to identify him.
explanation: Blassie was Vietnam's representative in the U.S. Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ("lay to rest"). DNA testing confirmed his identity in 1998, 26 years after his death. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Chris McKinnon, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, and Joy Dunn