Daughter's DNA could bring missing father home
BATON ROUGE- Lt. Cdr. Kerry Sully has spent her whole life searching for her father, Air Force Major Wayne G. Brown, who went missing in action during the Vietnam war. Saturday afternoon she got a helping hand in her search thanks to the US Military. Sully, along with dozens of other family members who have missing loved ones, submitted to DNA collection so military investigators could connect found remains back to families.
"Every family update, I'm touched by the stories of these loved ones who still have hope that their family member can be brought home," said Maj. Carie Parker, with the United State Air Force.
Sully had a special piece of DNA to contribute Saturday morning, a piece of her father's baby hair, the only tangible piece of her father she has left.
"I'd turn over the whole book and have it ground down if I thought it'd bring any sense of closure, but as a mother I think, what mother, as she's going to clip her baby's hair and put it in a baby book that someday it might be used to try and find them under the circumstance and I look at that and that's very hard," said Sully.
With the help of the military and other family members still searching for their loved ones, Sully holds on to hope that the DNA could help some piece of her father return to American soil.
"All any of us that are here have is hope, that's what we have is hope, so I would gladly turn it over for hope," said Sully.