TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa Bay area woman’s relentless drive to bring her grandfather’s remains home after he died in a military plane crash has paid off after over 60 years. Baby faced and newlywed, Tonja Anderson-Dell’s grandfather, Isaac Anderson, was just 21-years old when he died.
“All we were ever told is that my grandfather went missing in Alaska, hit a mountain, that was it. He was never found and he never returned home,” said Anderson-Dell. The United States Airman and 51 other soldiers lost their lives in 1952 when their military cargo plane crashed into an Alaskan glacier en route back to base during the Korean War.