After More Than 60 Years, Marine Vet And Long Lost Daughter Meet After DNA Link Up

By Kanyi M

On the 4th of July, in Decatur, Alabama, a father and his long-lost daughter who spent 62 years away found each other through, as per reports by CBS Huntsville, Alabama Affiliate WHNT-TV.

Marine Corps Veteran Thomas Williams, Now 81, was finally able to meet his 62-year-old daughter Tylin Rosser and his grand and great-grandchildren in a day filled with tears and laughter.

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Williams, as he embraced his daughter for the first time, said, “I think about you all the time. I always did.” “I’m here,” Rosser replied. “God answers prayers,” William responded.

Williams, from his relationship while stationed in the Philippines, always knew he fathered a child. “A friend of mine in the Marines showed me a picture. I couldn’t tell whether it was a boy or a girl because it was so small., and he said, This’s your baby,” he recalled.

Williams told his American Born Children about their sister. “I told you about Tylin Years ago,” William said to another one of his daughters, Dana.

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Tylin Rosser, on the other hand, never knew that the man she grew up with was not her biological father. She only came to know of the truth when her mother confessed shortly in her final stages of dementia before her own death. When Rosser asked, all she could remember was William.

Tylin’s daughter gifted Tylin a DNA test kit, and after six weeks, she learned that Carla Minor Williams was a close relative.  Carla, along with her family, confirmed with a DNA test.

The father and daughter met virtually at first before Williams other children planned the enchantment by bringing Tylin and her family from Ohio to Alabama.