After 65 years, family of POW gets closure

The family of a Korean War POW missing for 65 years finally has closure.

KUSA - The family of a Korean War POW missing for 65 years finally has closure.

On Monday, a funeral for Cpl. Grant H. Ewing was held in Brighton followed by a burial in his hometown of Fort Lupton.

The Army and Navy veteran was reported missing in late November 1950 after his Division was attacked by Chinese forces.

The Defense Department announced the identification of his remains earlier this month.

"I'm amazed that 65 years after he left home, I have the honor and the blessing of bringing him back," Ewing's niece Cynthia Pinner said.

Monday would have been Ewing's 93rd birthday. He was 28 when he died.

"We're one of the few countries in the world that continues to look for their war dead. And that's one thing I'm very proud of our country for,"
Pinner said.

Ewing was buried with full military honors. His niece Cynthia received the folded American flag that was draped over his coffin.

Pinner told 9NEWS that after more than 60 years, she was glad the uncle she only met once finally received the burial he deserved. She only wished Ewing's parents and sibling were alive to witness it.

(© 2015 KUSA)


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