Two long-lost siblings who are both naval officers have shared an emotional reunion 30 years after being separated.
Chief Petty Officer Robert Williamson and Commander Cindy Murray lost contact in the 1970s when their parents split up.
The half-siblings have long searched for each other as adults.
But Commander Murray's Facebook searches were thwarted due to her brother's extremely common name.
It was not until she contacted her father that she discovered her brother was also a naval officer.
Initial contact was then made two months ago and following several emails and phone calls the brother and sister reunited over the weekend.
Both wore their naval uniforms in the reunion, with Chief Petty Officer Williamson saluting his older and higher-ranked sister, ABC News reports.
The siblings then embraced in a long and heartfelt hug.
"It's the greatest thing," Commander Murray told local media.
"I've looked for him for a long, long time and now here he is."
As well as each of them being in the service for more than 20 years, the siblings share similar tastes and interests.
"We both love Goldfish crackers and we both love the same types of TV shows," Commander Murray said.
Source: NBC San Diego
Author: Nicholas McCallum, Approving editor: Matt Khoury