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Local Woman Finally Getting Answers After Decades of Fighting to Bring Her Brother Home

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RICHLAND, WA- For decades, Terri Francisco Farrell has been looking for closure after her brother, San D. Francisco, had his plane shot down in North Vietnam in November 1968. 

On Tuesday we talked with Farrell about the past couple months and there are some updates, "latest and greatest news and we have an even better chance of bringing San home". In June, Terri met with an analyst and after a couple months, "the Department of POW MIA Accounting Agency went back and interviewed 35 witnesses and determined that not only was there one burial site for my brother, there were two sites". 

Last month the two sites were presented to the Excavation Decision Board, "it passed the decision board and they're going to be on retrieval but not in 2016". 

Even more recently, a 17-year-old boy did something very special for her, "well his name is Nick Workman, he's 17 years old, he's a life scout and completing his Eagle Scout project and asked me if I would participate and would I want to have San have a memorial out of the Wallula cemetery which is a project they've been working on for several years". 

She was appreciative to see someone in the community doing that for her brother. If you want to help, Farrell has set up a Facebook Page and website for her brother. To help get her brother home in 2016, she is asking the community to go onto the website, click the link for the letter of support, sign it, copy it and send it to the Department of Defense.

She says, "it lets the Department of Defense know that there are people out there who are aware of San's case and now the two burial sites and we feel there is no reason he shouldn't be on the 2016 retrieval list".