North Korea may turn over remains in near future

| June 20, 2018 | 11 Comments

One of our ninjas sends us a link to CNN which reports that the Trump Administration is expecting the return of the remains of US troops from North Korea;

The Defense Department estimates there are up to 5,300 sets of US servicemember remains still somewhere in North Korea. A total of 7,697 personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Some are pilots who were shot down, some are ground troops, others may be those who died in prisoner of war camps.

North Koreans are telling the US that one forensic reason they believe the remains are those of Americans is that the bones resemble those of westerners more than Asians, an official said. The official added that the remains of other nationalities killed during the war could be included in returned remains.

The Pentagon’s website notes, “On several occasions in the past, DPRK officials have indicated they possess as many as 200 sets of remains they had recovered over the years. The commitment established within the Joint Statement between President Trump and Chairman Kim would repatriate these as was done in the early 1990s and would reinforce the humanitarian aspects of this mission.”

Category: North Korea

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is a good thing.

  2. sj says:

    But those pooooor children in cages…….

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    As terrible as it is for families to lose one of their own in service, I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been for so many Moms to send a son off to war, to lose him in battle or as a POW, and then to be denied the small comfort of having him laid to rest here, at home. Even if no families were available to receive the remains and even if none of the remains could be identified, it would be worth the country’s effort to bring these men home to the nation that sent them to war. They each deserve that small act of gratitude.

  4. Sparks says:

    I hope they follow through and release them.

  5. RCAF-CHAIRBORNE says:

    I wouldn’t be suprised if they boil the bones for soup before turning them over. 😲

    Nothing would suprise me about the Norks and their King Dork

  6. Pointyhead says:

    My wife’s uncle was a POW in Korea. He was last seen by fellow prisoners being taken out of the barracks by the guards after contracting pneumonia. I sincerely hope that his remains are returned to the family here in Georgia.

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