Korean War soldier coming home
A Toccoa soldier missing on the cold, windswept slopes of the Korean Peninsula for 67 years is coming home Thursday, Aug. 9.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced last week that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted-for from the Korean War, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Army Cpl. Terrell J. Fuller, 20, of Toccoa, accounted for on April 13, 2018 will be buried Saturday, Aug. 11 in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Fuller’s remains are scheduled to arrive from Hawaii at the Atlanta Airport around 7:15 a.m.
Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said he and his office will escort Fuller’s family from Toccoa to the airport,
Officers from Gwinnett and Fulton counties will help clear an uncontested path for the caravan during its travels to and from the airport.
Members of the Patriot Guard motorcycles will escort the hearse carrying to Fuller’s remains to Toccoa.
Onlookers are being asked to line roads, streets and overpasses as the somber sojourn comes into Stephens County.
The caravan will turn off Highway6 365 at Jeanette Jamieson intersection, travel up Highway 123, turn onto Broad Street and then Doyle Street as it makes its way to Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Pond Street.
The Fuller caravan is expected to arrive in Toccoa by 9:30 a.m. People wanting to line Doyle Street to honor Fuller should start arriving about 9 a.m.
On Friday, Aug. 10, the public may pay their respects at Acree-Davis Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m.