The family describes it as a miracle.
“Mom passed away in 1994,” Steve said as the tears came.
“I would give anything in the world if my mom could be part of this."
"He gathered himself and said, “I know she is.”
"Others in the family gave up thinking that his father would ever be found, Steve said, but he never did. He bolstered his hope with prayer.'
“I got down on my knees,” he said. “I said, ‘Before I leave this old world, I want my dad’s remains to be brought back so I can lay him to rest.’
“I never gave up on that. I held onto that. After all these years, I can close the chapter on the book of his life. The precious Lord gave me a miracle.”
"Family members have been told there could be a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in the springtime. Arlington is backlogged by months, but Steve says he doesn’t mind and considers it right that his father should be laid to rest with those he died with on that plane."