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Local man in high hopes uncle’s remains might be among those returned from North Korea

Posted: 6:59 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 20:04:52-04

Glen Morgan comes from a family steeped in military tradition. Morgan’s father was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.​

However, his thoughts turned to his uncle Freddie when he heard that 55 boxes of remains presumed to be American service members were recently returned by North Korea.

Freddie Veit never came home from the Korean War.

Morgan says for years his family hoped to recover his remains and with the return of those 55 caskets, that hope has revived.

Private Veit was sent to Korea in 1950, just after the war began and has not been heard from him since. The family later received Veit’s purple heart, along with a letter from President Eisenhower.

Viets family has already made plans on where he will be laid to rest, his remains will be buried at Seaside Memorial Park where his plot has already been set aside.

This allowing Corpus Christi to be his final resting place, alongside his family.