Korean War soldier's remains finally return home

Source: (DPMAA)

It's been a long wait for a north Georgia family as the remains of a U.S. serviceman killed during combat will return to the state Thursday.

The remains of Corporal Terrell Junior Fuller arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport at 7:15 a.m. before heading to Stephens County, which is the corporal's final resting place.

Fuller was reported missing February 12, 1951. A native of Toccoa, a town a hundred miles northeast of Atlanta, the serviceman was just 20 years-old at the time of his death.

Enemy forces captured and killed Fuller during the Korean War.

The transfer of the remains of 55 serviceman killed during that war, Fuller's remains among them, that transfer follows through on a promise North Korean leader Kim Jun Un made to President Trump during their Singapore summit.

Admiral James Winfield says North Korea sees this act as a tool to make headway in negotiations with the United States.

"It's clear that if the North Koreans are doing this as a goodwill measure, they are serious because they would not give up a bargaining chip as they view it. Not as the United States should view it. If they didn't think there was the potential for progress," said Winfield.

Fuller's remains were accounted for in April. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

So many years later, finally, a Georgia family gives their loved one a resting place. A burial with full military honors.

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