Sister advocates for brother’s remains
Imagine waiting nearly 70 years to welcome your loved one’s remains home in order to lay them to rest in the family plot. “I keep thinking the more information l get out about him, maybe his remains may be found sometimes and sent back over here to the states, Lolita Wright said of her brother, Corporal Charles R. Tyler. Tyler was in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division and reported dead while captured, a Prisoner of War. Tyler’s remains are still in North Korea. He was captured at the Battle of Taejon on July 20, 1950 on the Tiger Death March.
In June of 2018, the Courier contacted Congressman Rick Crawford’s office to get their assistance in bringing Charles R. Tyler home to rest. They have kept in touch with Wright and when Crawford’s office came to Corning on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Lolita took the opportunity to meet with Ashley Hicks, Casework Manager to put her brother’s face and story fresh in the minds of the Congressman’s office. Hicks said, “I should be getting an update soon. We reopened this because DOD, (Department of Defense), they want basically want a new case started every year. We kept the case open in our office but we resubmit everything to them earlier this year and it’s being reviewed.” Hicks said she would follow up and see what she can find out.
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