Missouri brothers meet after 60 year separation

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FULTON, MO (AP) – Two brothers who were separated 60 years ago in Germany have spent this week in Fulton becoming reacquainted.

Fulton’s Bob Olson met his brother, Steve Radliff of San Antonio, at the airport in St. Louis on Monday.

Olson was 6 years old and Radliff was 2 when they were placed for adoption through a Catholic orphanage in German. The boys were adopted by U.S. Air Force families who were stationed in England.

The Fulton Sun reports they searched for each other through the years, and both even went to Germany to trace their roots.

Radliff posted on Ancestry.com looking for help. Olson’s son’s girlfriend found the post about six weeks ago and after a number of emails and phone calls, the brothers reunited in St. Louis.

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Information from: The Fulton Sun, http://www.fultonsun.com

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