Veterans seek to bring fellow soldier’s remains home


A veteran’s remains never made it home to Lubbock and he’s still listed as missing in action, but now a letter is on its way to President Trump to bring him home.

“[When] we go to war, we all hope to come back but some of us don’t,” said Korean War veterans Jessie Hatchett & Bill Wright.

Steve Oien from the South Plains military order of the purple heart said the remains of George Davis Jr. are on display in a Chinese museum.

“They have his dog tags, they went to [the] crash site for his aircraft, his F-86 aircraft,” Oien said.

Oien said writing a letter to the President is the only way to potentially bring him back home.

“President Trump is negotiating with China and Korea on different topics, when they got his remains it was just a war trophy for them,” said Benny Guerrero with Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Known as the ace of aces, Colonel Davis was a fighter pilot in the Korean War, Oien said.

“He shot down a large amount of enemy aircraft,” Oien said.

Oien said Davis was in his thirties when he was killed, and he left children behind.

“He was shot down, and lost on Feb. 10 1952,” Oien said.

His fellow soldiers are doing everything they can to lay him to rest.

“He should come home, if there’s any way possible to bring him home we’re going to do our best,” Hatchett & Wright said.

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