Lost siblings reunite in navy after 30 years

Lost siblings reunite in navy after 30 years
A picture of the siblings before they were split up.

It took 30 years before it happened, but two long-lost siblings have been reunited and discovered they both work for the US Navy in the same state, NBC reported.

The siblings, Commander Cinday Murray and her brother, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Robert Williamson, were separated in the 1970s after their parents split up, the report said.

The brother and sister both work for the Navy in California.

The reunion of the siblings, originally from Denver, Colorado, took place at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

On Friday, the siblings reconnected with an emotional embrace.

Mr Williamson gave his sister a Navy salute and hugged her tightly.

"It's my brother!" Ms Murray said with tears in her eyes. He was just six years old the last time he saw his sister.

Moving away

When their parents split, he stayed with their father, while Ms Murray, then 14, moved away with their mother.

Despite trying to find each other for years, neither sibling seemed to have any luck.

"I tried looking on Facebook, but there are a million Robert Williamsons... Without pictures, I wouldn't have known what he looked like anyway," she said.

Ms Murray is a senior nursing officer while her brother is in the Strike Fighter Squadron. After the siblings' parents separated, Ms Murray took her mother's maiden name, making it difficult for Mr Williamson to find her.

The report said that two months ago she called her estranged father who told her that her brother was in the Navy.

Within only 15 minutes of giving her brother's name to her leading chief petty officer, the pair were on the phone.

Even though the two spent years apart, they have a lot in common.

"We both love Goldfish crackers and we both love the same types of TV shows," said Ms Murray.


Get The New Paper for more stories.

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.