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Thursday, July 29, 2021

One mystery solved, another opens up

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — U.S. Marine Captain Glenn Walker was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Lebanon after dying in combat nearly 80 years ago. 

For years, Walker’s family had been visiting his grave only to find out they had actually been visiting another Marine’s remains. 

“The person that was there, he stood in the gap for my family, my mother,” nephew Lane Martin said. “For 70 years he’s been buried here so my entire family thought that was my uncle…and to now get this resolved is also very special.”

5 comments:

  1. Does anyone understand from this article why there was another person in Glenn Walker’s grave, how that was determined, how Glenn Walker’s remains were located, etc?

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  2. Does anyone understand from this article why there was another person in Glenn Walker’s grave, how that was determined, how Glenn Walker’s remains were located, etc?

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  3. I did a Patriot Guard mission in July 2019 up in Marlborough, MA for a guy whose B-25 was shot down in 1944. The crews remains were recovered in 1949, and put in storage until they could be identified. DNA technology had advanced to the point where TSG Alfred R. Sandini (as well ad the rest of the crew) could be positively identified and laid to rest. I was proud and humbled to be part of such an event.

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  4. Growing up, I knew of several cases where there were twins born, and because the family was poor, the second one was adopted out. Now imagine if two seperated twins both joined the military and were both killed in combat then buried as unknown.
    This is late in the game. Almost everyone who knew these fallen heroes are dead. A few might have children, but they are pushing 80.
    Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to GOD. Today that is true for even the marked graves.

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  5. The Casualty Identification Laboratory in Hawaii (CILHI) does amazing work.

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