Korea War Remains Identified
A local soldier, listed as Missing In Action for 64 years, is finally coming home. Remains of the Rutherford County native have been positively identified.
Army Sgt. Cameron Flack, of Union Mills, was killed in 1950 on the battlefield in Korea. Five years ago, Shirley Flack Mace and her sister provided DNA samples and a match was just made. "We get your DNA, and I say, get all you want, they got our DNA and that's how they found him, that's how they know who he is, he's my brother," says Mace.
Her daughter took the call from the military that identification of the remains had been confirmed, and Shirley Brooks Parker says it meant so much. "It's just good to know that in later years, mom can have her brother home, because she's always wanted him home."
A monument to Sgt. Flack was placed at the family cemetery plot sometime in the 1950's, and Cameron's sister says the inscription will now have to be altered. "On the bottom of it it says his body rest in Korea, so we can change that now, he's coming home, he's coming home."
It is hoped Sgt. Flack's remains are returned to Rutherford County by sometime in September.
By: Frank Kracher
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