San Diego woman hopes brother's remains returned from North Korea

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 22:38:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Dorothy Page has waited more than six decades for her brother Frank to come home to San Diego.

Presumed dead, he was just 23-years-old when he was shot down while protecting four fellow American Air Force pilots in the North Korean War.

Page, now 88-years-old remembers the last conversation. "He said when the war was over he was coming home to San Diego and never leaving and that he hopes Jeannie his future wife likes it.

It was a true love affair with those two." in 1952 Dorothy and her parents received a telegram saying Frank was missing in action.

For six decades she traveled to Washington DC to fight find her brother's whereabouts. In the past few years she was not able to make the trek due to health problems.

She is elated to learn that North Korea has agreed to release the remains of 200 service members back to the United States.

She hasn't given up on her brother, and never will. "It's a sense he's coming home. I wish my parents were alive to see it. They loved him. Sometimes I still think he is coming back. He would be older than me."

Frank Page would be 90-years-old. The remains could come back as early as this week if North Koreans decide to act quickly.

The Department of Defense estimates that there are close to 7,000 service members still unaccounted for in North Korea.