A short ride to Fort Hill Burial Park marked the end of a 63 year journey Thursday, for both Charles Scott and his family.

"I don't have enough words to describe this beautiful day," said Scott's sister, Patricia Goff, who was only eight years old when she last saw her brother.

"This story started way back, but we did not know the answers," Goff said Thursday.

Scott was an Army Sergeant in the Korean War.  He was killed in one of that conflict's most decisive battles: the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.

"He was in fact part of the most intense operation, to push the communists out of Seoul and far north," said military chaplain, Wayne Hollenbaugh.

Scott died a hero, but no one back home knew exactly what happened to him.
"There were only 11 people in our class and we were all really upset when he went missing," said Charleen Little, one of Scott's classmates at Boonsboro High School.

Perhaps no one was more upset than his mother, Frances Dresser, who spent decades searching for her son.

For most of that time he was buried in Hawaii, known only as a number.  A DNA test helped his family locate him and bring him back to Lynchburg.

"I am just so happy that he's home," Little said Thursday.  "They got him home."

He's in a place where his mother, now 98, can visit his grave whenever she wants.

He'll have a headstone with his name on it, where his sacrifice can be remembered.

Army soldiers from Fort Lee performed a full military service for Scott Thursday.  Veterans from around the area and across the country traveled to pay their respects.