28 Jun

Vietnam Veteran’s remains return to NC

Vietnam Veteran’s remains return to NC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Vietnam War veteran missing in action for close to 50 years is back on U.S. soil. The remains of Chief Master Sergeant Edwin E. Morgan Sr. landed in Charlotte Thursday afternoon just after noon.
“This is a man who at 17 years old joined the service, actually he started in the Navy, then he went to the Army and then to the Air Force,” said Patriot Guard C.W. Smith.
Edwin Morgan had been Missing In Action for 49 years.
“In 1966 his plane went down,” Smith said.
Today he is home. The organization “Rolling Thunder Washington, D.C.” says Morgan’s remains had been identified through a match in dental records and landed at Charlotte Douglas Airport. The remains were carried from the plane and put into the hearse. A massive procession of over 100 motorcycles escorted him 47 miles to Rockwell in Rowan County, where he’ll be buried next to his wife.
“This is a man who wrote his name on a blank check,” Smith said. “It was filled out to pay to the order of the United States of America. Unfortunately on the amount paid was the ultimate sacrifice of his life.”
Morgan was 38 years old at the time in 1966, but through all these years he was never forgotten.
“You know we were going to be here today either way to make sure we get him home,” Smith said. “And it’s just a fantastic feeling.”
A visitation for Morgan will be held tomorrow and funeral services are scheduled for Saturday morning. The Patriot Guard says there are over 1600 American soldiers that are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.

Wild Thing’s comment…………….
Thank you for bringing this Veteran home.!!!

TomR,armed in Texas says:

The MIA list keeps getting shorter as more remains are found around the world. This is great. Thank goodness for these recovery efforts and for modern DNA.
RIP MSGT Edwin Morgan.