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SANTA FE – It all came together because of “one little side note” on an enlistment form.
When Marine Corps Platoon Sgt. George E. Trotter joined the military nearly a century ago, he listed his sister as his next-of-kin.
According to his great-great-niece Ashley O’Brian, it’s that small detail that led a Marine-contracted genealogist to her about a year ago, as part of a search for living family members of Trotter, a fallen World War II soldier whose remains had never been identified.