Navy brother, sister reunited after 30 years apart

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A brother and sister, who were separated over 30 years ago when their parents split up, were reunited at the Naval Medical Center on Friday in San Diego, according to KTLA.

Cmdr. Cindy Murray and her brother, Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Robert Williamson, both grew up in Colorado and both now serve in the Navy in Southern California, according to the report.

The two were separated in the 1970s and lost touch. The reunion was set in motion when Murray reached out to her estranged father. During that conversation, he mentioned that her brother was also in the military.

Murray did some research and located her brother in the military database.

“Both of us being from Colorado, I didn’t think anybody else from Colorado would join the Navy,” Williamson said.

The pair said they plan to spend the upcoming holidays together.