War Was Forgotten, But Never the Soldier
GAINESVILLE - They called it "The Forgotten War."
But 7,000 miles and six decades have done nothing to extinguish the heartache burning for a missing soldier lost in Korea.
Now that the remains of Captain Turnace Brown have been identified and returned home, all thats left is to give him the sendoff an american hero deserves.
After 60 years, Nancy Archibald thought she'd never see her father again.
"I really didn't believe they'd ever find him," she said.
Her father, a Korean war veteran, Turnace Brown, died Jan. 31 1951.
Now six decades later, a funeral service and military burial marked his return home.
"We're grateful for the efforts that have made it possible for this family to receive the body of their beloved brother, father, grandfather and friend to be brought home," pastor Dr. John Fairless said at his memorial service.
Army lab exams made this possible for the family.
Emma Lunsford is glad her brother's finally back home. She said it has brought her a sense of closure.
"It's really humbling and it makes me feel wonderful, even though I still miss my brother," Lunsford said.
Brown's remains have been buried next to his mother and father's grave at the Forest Meadows East Cemetery.
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