Volunteers Needed to Welcome Home Remains of Missing Korean War Veteran

A special meeting is being held this evening for anyone interested in volunteering to help welcome home the remains of Toccoa native, Army Cpl. Terrell J. Fuller.

Tonight’s meeting will be to plan the roadside welcoming Corporal Fuller, and takes place at the Ash-ling Boodstore at 47 Doyle St. beginning at 7p.

Organizers Jessica Handwork and Joann Raybon are planning a roadside welcome and homecoming ceremony when Fuller’s remains return to Toccoa.

Fuller’s homecoming date is yet to be determined and the family said they will not know more until sometime this week, according to the announcement on Facebook.

Corporal Fuller was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

In 1951, the Regiment was supporting Republic of Korea Army attacks against units of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in an area known as the Central Corridor in South Korea.

After enduring sustained enemy attacks, the American units withdrew to Wonju, South Korea, and it was during that withdrawal in February, ‘51 that Fuller was reported missing.

He was later reported captured and killed.

Then in April, after 67 years, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Corporal Fuller’s remains had been accounted for.

Fuller’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War.

A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Again, tonight’s volunteer meeting takes place at the Ash-ling Book Store on Doyle St. in downtown Toccoa beginning at 7p.

If you can’t make the meeting you can still volunteer by calling Jessica Handwork at 706-886-2665 or emailing her at [email protected]