Father, 2 sons die while hiking in southeast Missouri

Monday, January 14, 2013 | 8:53 a.m. CST; updated 5:09 p.m. CST, Monday, January 14, 2013

ELLINGTON — On a weekend trip that was a surprise anniversary gift for his wife, an outdoors-loving Air Force veteran ventured out with two of his sons for a hike on a remote trail. Clad only in light jackets and sweaters, the three apparently didn't know how rapidly the weather would turn ugly, and that proved deadly.