BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. -

Patricia Goff doesn't remember a lot about her brother.

"Very faint things come and go, said Goff, 72.  "It's just been so long."

She was only eight years old when Charles Scott left to fight in the war that would take his life.

"It's just so sad, because I wish I had more memories and more time to know him," said Goff.

For most of her life, Goff has been plagued by the things she hasn't known about her brother, like how or when he died.

"We just never heard anything all these years and then, wham bam!" Goff explained.

In 2007 she was contacted by the United States military.  They wanted a DNA sample.

"I thought oh good, maybe we'll know something," Goff said.

Years passed and she never heard anything.

"It's just something you think will never happen, and then it happened to fast," said Goff.

A few weeks ago she got a call, completely out of the blue.  There was a match for her DNA.  Her brother's remains had finally been located.

"I wake up and I say, is this really happening to us? Has it really come to this?" Goff said.  "Thank God she's alive to see it."

She is Scott's mother, Frances Dresser.

For more than 60 years, she's coped with so many unresolved questions.  Now, at age 98, she finally has the answers.

"It's a very releaved feeling to have any kind of information," Dresser said.  "It's just hard to comprehend some of it."

Scott, a corporal in the United States Army, is believed to have died in a battle near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, in the closing months of 1950.  His remains have been buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1956.

"It just took so long, but how wonderful now that it is coming to an end," said Goff.

Scott will return home in two weeks.  The military is flying him back to Virginia, where he'll be re-interred with full military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg on September 5.