LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WCVB/CNN) - The remains of a Massachusetts soldier killed during the Korean War returned home Wednesday. It was a dream come true for family members who prayed for his return for decades.
"It means my mother's prayers have been answered, the whole family's prayers have been answered," said Al Guillemette, nephew of PFC. Norman Dufresne.
PFC. Dufresne came home Wednesday. It was a long road of 63 years since the 20-year-old soldier was reported missing in action in Korea.
"The last of 12 in my family. It's an honor to see my big brother home finally after 63 years, could you imagine," said his sister, Claire Weber.
PFC. Dufresne 17 when he signed up to defend his country. His disappearance half a world away left a whole in a huge proud Leominster family.
"Growing up, whenever there were family gatherings they used to mention Uncle Norman a lot you know," said Guillemette.