Hometown: Bar Harbor
Her MIA story: Spurling came to the event for her brother, Army Air Core 2nd Lt. George Hout, who went missing as he was flying supplies to China from India during World War II. Spurling was 1 years old when her family was notified Hout’s plane went down and his remains have never been recovered. “I’m still hopeful, but I know it’s a difficult situation. There’s jungles and the Himalayas, and there are so many things working against us trying to find him. But there are search parties out there,” Spurling said.

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