ASHLAND,WI– A bitter sweet day for the family of Edward Morrison, after 69 years he is finally home in Wisconsin.
Morrison was the first person from Wisconsin killed in the line of duty during the Korean War.
When he left home at the age of 18, his family always hoped and wondered if he would come home.
Morrison’s younger sister Harriet Yachinich said, “I always kind of had the thought that he would come home and knock on the door. When I got into my 20’s and 30’s I knew it could never happen”.
But this week, a dream his family hoped of finally came true.
After Morrison’s body was identified in May, he came home to Ashland.
“Very sentimental. I never thought it would happen,” says Yachinich.
Morrison’s great cousin Anthony Cegar, “It’s good to have him home. I know the family is excited to have him back.”
Cegar traveled all the way from Ohio just to be here for the funeral said even though he’s never met Morrison, it still feels good to have him home.
Today family and community members gathered at the Mount Hope Cemetery where they celebrated the life of their brother, cousin, friend, and honored his service to our county.
One thing is for sure, his family can now go on knowing he is back home where he belongs.
Cegar says, “It’s good to have him back home. It’s closure, we have closure.”
“Oh, just delightful, very much closure,” says Yachinich.
They all said if they could talk to Morrison now, they would all say ‘welcome home Ed.’