Owensboro family reunited with long-lost brother from London

Owensboro family reunited with long-lost brother from London

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Terry Carter-Gilmore has been looking for his family since 1999.  His American father was stationed in London during World War II and went back to the states after his term.

Since then, Terry has been searching for his family with encouragement from his own children.

"We're going to find your dad," he says of his daughter's encouragement. "We must find your dad."

And after years of searching, he had no luck. Until he used Ancestry.com.

T"I'm not going to wait any longer," Carter-Gilmore said. "I got on social media."

He was able to get in touch with his four surviving siblings in Owensboro through Facebook.

"We knew who he was, so we wanted him to come," one his sisters Bessie K. Luttrell said.

Their story is remarkable, and so are their brother's similarities to their father.

"All you had to do was look at him," Luttrell said.

So after months of Facetiming, Terry decided to visit.

"I've seen them for real, in the flesh," he said. "I've actually touched them, they've touched me. We're kissing and hugging them. They're very loving people."

But now the growing family needs to make up years of lost memories.

"We've been talking about life," he said. "Their life, my life. It's just been.... Cloud nine."

So for the next three weeks they will be spending as much time together before Terry and his wife go back to London.

"It's just all family. It's family," Luttrell said. "You know, you have to stick together."

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