KENNEWICK, WA - A Kennewick woman is hitting several obstacles in bringing her brother home from Vietnam.
62-year-old Terri Francisco-Farrell has known for decades that her brother, Air Force Major San D. Francisco, MIA/KIA, was the copilot of a plane that was shot down on November 25, 1968. After the plane crashed, Francisco was killed by gunfire during the mission that was meant to save him.
Last year, investigators went to Vietnam, but couldn't find Francisco's gravesite. Another trip a return trip was scheduled to start last night but Terri believes that no one actually went.
Now all Terri wants is to bring her brother back, "It would be a fulfillment of a wish that my mother and father were never able to experience. For the family and friends, for all unaccounted for servicemen in the United States."
On Wednesday, Terri is traveling to Washington, D.C. For the National League of Families POW/MIA Conference and the Department of Defense Southeastern Asian Family Briefings. She says she will meet Representative Doc Hastings and an aid for Senator Patty Murray and hopes to get some answers.
Columbia-Basin Veterans Coalition is helping Terri financially for the trip.
Terri has set up a Facebook page called "Operation: Bring San Home" and she's hoping to get 10,000 likes before Thursday to show lawmakers.