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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Korean War Pilot - Cope's remains from Norfork, Arkansas found
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 06:01:53 EST
Bernie, This is so incredible that this person has been found. My grandmother
died Jan 1992. One of the last things that she said to me when she was still
coherent was her remembering when this young man went down. Her own son was in
Korea at the time and when all the news about this hit she was pretty
overwhelmed with grief for the family. What she said to me the last time that we
talked was "those poor people have never gotten to bury their child"
Isn't this touching that it finally has come full circle and "the child" is
going to be laid to rest at last? What a very long time!
In a message dated 2/26/2005 12:18:36 AM Central Standard Time,
Here is an excerpt from the article and the URL if anyone is interested in
"Capt. Troy "Gordie" Cope, of Norfork, Arkansas, was piloting what was then
the Air Force's best fighter, the F-86 Sabre, on September 16, 1952, when he
encountered MiG-15 fighters -- purportedly North Korean but flown by Russians --
over the Yalu River that separates North Korea from China.
Cope, 28, was shot down and never seen again."