Home at last: Korean War vet buried in Barrancas after 73 years missing
Military families are no stranger to homecomings but for one family in Northwest Florida, they had a homecoming 73 years in the making.
On April 4, one family finally got the opportunity to say hello and goodbye to a Korean War veteran who had been missing since 1950. Private First Class Ithiel Whatley, of Pensacola, had been reported missing July 12, 1950, in the vicinity of Choci’won in present day South Korea. He was 19 at the time.
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