‘It’s a Day I Always Hoped For’: Missing Korean War Veteran Returns Home to Bay Area
A missing Korean War veteran has returned home to the Bay Area. Cpl. Robert Perry Graham was declared missing in action 65 years ago. The San Francisco native’s flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday.
“It’s something that my aunts, uncles and mother had always dreamed about,” nephew James George said. “Having this closure.” Closure the family thought would never happen.
Graham, a 21-year-old member of the United States Army, was sent to fight in the Korean War and never returned. His family said the official report showed Graham in 1953 passed away in a POW camp. He was declared missing in action two years prior to that when his unit came under attack.