Korean War Veteran and P.O.W. Adelaido M. Solis laid to rest in Bloomington
The army reported Solis missing in action on December 1, 1950, until he died a Prisoner of War in April. The 19-year-old veteran's remains were unidentified until August 15 this year.
BLOOMINGTON, Texas – Army Private First Class Adelaido M. Solis’ family gathered to celebrate the life of the Korean War Veteran whose remains were found after almost 72 years.
The army reported Solis missing in action on December 1, 1950, until he died a Prisoner of War in April. The 19-year-old veteran’s remains were unidentified until August 15 this year.
The Defense POW/MIA accounting agency found the body.
At his viewing, his nephew discussed the importance of the community’s support for his family.
“You know, it’s a community coming together, and we saw all the folks standing on the side of the road and recognizing and acknowledging my uncle coming home that was a moment I will never forget. It’s a memorable one,” says Lee Cantu.
Several Veterans paid tribute to the fallen soldier with their American flags waving high to show pride for Solis’ ultimate sacrifice for his country.
Angel Lucy’s Funeral home made the celebration of life perfect for the family. The team was happy to take on the task.
“Well, this was a planning that’s been going on for three months and making sure from the flight coming in from Hawaii to Dallas to Houston picking him up bringing them back. We’ve been communicating with the military for three months now and with the family. We wanted for so many things to be perfect. I mean, this gentleman deserves all the respect he got, and probably more,” says the owner of Angel Lucy Funeral Home Cesar Ornelas.
Amry PFC Solis’ sister Mary Cantu finally received closure from her older brother as the Army and local veterans saluted her.
The next generation of his family members stood behind her with all of their support.
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