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Bracelet For The Brave: Going Home

February 28, 2012, 9:57 PM by Don Jorgensen

Bracelet For The Brave: Going Home
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Karen Miller of Sioux Falls has been searching for family members of Captain Jack Langston, a Korean War pilot, who was shot down and reported missing in action.  

Thanks in part to an Eye on KELOLAND about the bracelet, her military mission is about to be complete.

Miller has been wearing the bracelet remembering Captain Langston for more than 20 years.   After our story aired and was published on KELOLAND.com, it went viral.

"The next day, I woke up and checked my email and I had several emails," Miller said.

Dozens of emails from all over the country came pouring in providing information about Captain Langston and possible relatives.

"A guy named Jim sent me information about a granddaughter," Miller said.

A granddaughter, who was also trying to find out information about her grandpa, Jack Langston.  She had posted a brief message on a Korean War website asking for help. And now, thanks to email and Facebook, Miller was able to contact her and so did we. 

"I was really surprised that someone actually had a bracelet in remembrance of my grandpa," Natalie Wright said.

Wright, who lives in Oregon, never knew her grandpa, but she's learning of his heroic war-flying days.

"I'm just looking forward to talking with Karen.  If there's not a way for us to meet up because we are in two different areas, remembering with her, it would be a great honor," Wright said.

It's been 60 years since Langston's plane was shot down. His remains have never been recovered.  But finally, thanks to Miller, a piece of his history is finally going home. 

"It almost feels like the right place would be with the grandchildren and with their family," Miller said.

Miller and Wright are still working out the details of how they are going to get the bracelet back to the family.

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