Coffins at intra-Korean border

| June 23, 2018

Stars & Stripes reports that the US Defense Department has sent 100 wooden “temporary transit cases” to the border between North and South Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of folks who died in North Korea during the war.

Meanwhile, it was sending 158 metal temporary transfer cases that could be used to send the remains home from Seoul’s Yongsan Army Garrison south to Osan Air Base, the command said.

The planned location for the return was not yet known, but officials said they were stationing the temporary coffins at the JSA since it is the closest point.

It would be the first such repatriation in more than a decade and would be the first tangible benefit stemming from the summit.

No date has been set for the transfer, DoD is just getting prepared for a dignified repatriation of Americans.

It is believed that more than 5,000 sets of remains are still in North Korea, while another 2,000 Americans are still undiscovered in South Korea.

Category: North Korea

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  1. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    They keep saying there is no date for the transfer. Well, Monday marks the start of the Korean war: June 25, 1950.

  2. 100E says:

    When the first remains are returned to US control, the value of the Trump/Kim Singapore meeting is validated, even if nothing else happens.

  3. Thunderstixx says:

    This came about for one reason and one reason only, the leader of our great America.
    To see him denigrated all day long every stinkin’ day is enough to make me sick.
    I am so sick of these trolls.
    This is the same behavior that cost the libs the recall election in Wisconsin, except this time the behaviour is worse…
    This will cost them dearly…

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      Take heart, Thunderstixx. They are miserable every day and are compelled to resort to lies and distortions in their frustration and anguish. I hated (and still resent) Trump’s immediate predecessor in office, but I never had to concoct or fabricate a thing about him. The truth was his sufficiently ugly.

      • AW1Ed says:

        Worst. President. Ever. Sooo glad he’s gone, and the leftie SJW howler monkeys are stepping all over whichever of their 57 genders claims a crank, with their vitriol and hate. Peter Fonda, really? Have a nice chat with the USSS; they have no sense of humor, especially with those threatening First Ladies and Presidential children.

        • HMC Ret says:

          The howler monkeys will print/say anything that demeans Trump, his family, his friends. The truth is just a vague idea not worthy of implementation. Jeez, jeez, the Republicans need a commanding control of both Houses and a solid control of SCOTUS. If the Dummycrats ever again have a commanding control of SCOTUS, this country is doomed. I view SCOTUS equally important to both Houses.

  4. HMC Ret says:

    I’m sure the MSM whores will report that this is in anticipation of our invasion of NK, and they will point out that they were right from he beginning, that Trump is a war monger. Oh, jeez, how I despise these lying pieces of shit. It’s bad enough they attack Trump 24/7, but they go after his family members, his friends and anyone who has had even a casual association with him.

    I hope mainstream America. those whose presence is beneficial to the country, will turn out in droves in the midterms and give the Republicans even greater control of the House and Senate. Maybe then the Dummycrats will get the picture, that they are out of touch with the country.

    I notice that Trump has not belittled his predecessor, the community organizer, for his many mistakes. Only a few times has he mentioned the mistake from Illinois. He has more class than the Illinois Turnip, who spent the first four years of his administration hammering his predecessors.

  5. Cameron Kingsley says:

    One of my high school friends who is in an engineering unit is participating in this.