A missing airman has been identified as Belmont County native Earnest Glenn Munn. The announcement came on Tuesday.
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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- A missing airman has been identified
as Belmont County native Earnest Glenn Munn. The announcement came on
Jeanne Pyle of St. Clairsville, the sister of Munn, received a call
from the government on Tuesday confirming her brother was identified.
Munn went missing in 1942 with 3 other airmen after their plane crashed
into the Sierra Nevada Mountains during a World War II training
Munn's body was found on top of a California glacier.
Jeanne Pyle told 7News that she always had a feeling her brother would be found.
"I always had a feeling that we were going to find out," said Pyle.
Pyle also said knowing that her brother has been found brings closure
to the family and gives loved ones a sense that he is finally being
laid to rest.
There are plans to bring the body back to be buried in Holly Memorial Cemetery just off of Route 250.
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