It took sixty years, but one more soldier is coming home.

Bobby Ray King went to war more than 60 years ago and never came back.

His parents and immediate relatives died without knowing what happened to the 19-year-old with the gap-toothed grin, and King became a footnote in family history.

But the military didn’t forget.

“You don’t leave a fallen American behind,” according to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s website. “The families deserve an answer.”

The story of Bobby Ray King coming home would resonate strongly any time of the year, but around the holidays it is all the more heartrending.

Welcome home, Bobby.

God Bless you and your family who never gave up hope that you would return home one day.