Vice President Pence and the crowd welcomed home 55 sets of remains believed to be American soldiers who didn’t make it home more than 60 years ago after fighting in the Korean War.
For Specialist Childress, the moment was an opportunity of a lifetime to pay his respects to some heroes of the past. “To get selected to be apart of an even like this one was one of the greatest honors of my military career. It was an event for the service members lost in the Korean War and their families. And to be able to bring someone home to the US after 60 or so years was an amazing feeling,” Childress told AllOnGeorgia.
The Honorable Carry Ceremony was held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
To these great American heroes, fallen so long ago: Today, as a nation, we breathe a word of thanks for your service and sacrifice. And we say to you, as one people, with one voice: Welcome home.
Posted by Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, August 2, 2018