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held Friday May 23 night for a 23-year-old veteran who died in 1950. A very special
person in his life showed up.
Reed was killed in action in North Korea. Newcomer funeral home in west Toledo
is where friends, family, and veterans came to pay their final respects to Reed.
He had been buried with several hundred unidentified Korean War veterans in
Hawaii until DNA testing identified his remains. They have been returned to Toledo
for burial next to his mother Mildred and sister Millicent.
Among those at
the funeral home was Dorothy Sobczak. She was married to Reed for five years
before he died. She was the only woman in Reed's life. Over the years she lost
contact with Reed's family and had happily remarried in Toledo. It wasn't until
she saw a news report this week she learned Reed had returned home.
here now, the circle is complete. We're all together now. That means
everything," said Bill Power, Reed's brother-in-law.
The two met at
a Toledo roller skating rink.
have been another one but I beat her. I said it was either me or her. Better make
up your mind," said Sobczak.
this is hard to believe, even eerie, but she recently had a vision about Reed.
"We have a big
picture window and I was laying on the davenport watching the TV and there he
Veteran Jesse Pippin was moved when he heard the
story of Cpl. Reed. He went to the funeral home to pay his respects.
"Harold was a
marine. It's important that we represent each other and we show the family our
respect," said Pippin.
Cpl. Reed will
be laid to rest Saturday with full military honors at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.