Skip to comments.Korean War POW's remains return to U.S. 61 years after his death
Posted on 05/03/2012 2:25:51 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright
LAFAYETTE -- The last wish of Josie Tibbitts' mother was to have her ashes laid in her husband's empty grave. That wish isn't going to come true -- and Tibbitts couldn't be happier for it.
That's because in a week, the remains of her father are coming home at last.
Master Sgt. Elwood Green died in the Korean War at the age of 33. That much has been known. But it was only this year that two pieces of reburied bone -- a tibia and part of the jaw -- were identified as belonging to Green, a prisoner of war who had been held at the site known as "Death Valley" and died in captivity.
Tibbitts, his only child and a Lafayette resident, still can't quite believe it.
"I'm a tough old girl," she said. "But when I got off the phone, I thought someone had thrown me into the freezer. I felt cold. My teeth were chattering up a storm."
"We're all in shock that he was found," she said. "We never thought it would happen, ever."
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Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin
Welcome home, Soldier!