North Koreans may repatriate 55 sets of servicemen’s remains next week

| July 17, 2018

AW1Ed sends us a link from Stars & Stripes which reports that the North Korean government may allow 55 sets of MIA/KIA remains to the United States as early as next week;

The Americans planned to send transit cases via truck to the DMZ, where they would be given to the North Koreans to use for the remains. “They’re going to use our cases for the remains and give them back to us,” the official told Stars and Stripes.

A U.S. delegation was expected to retrieve the remains in North Korea and fly them out on July 27, either to Osan Air Base in South Korea or Hawaii, the official said, adding that the date may change as the two sides planned to iron out final details during another meeting in the near future.

The date would be symbolic as it marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the war instead of a peace treaty.

Category: North Korea

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  1. Sapper3307 says:

    Its almost like the remans have been boxed up for decades waiting for the right offer.

  2. Some Guy says:

    Over 5000 are still missing, they are presumed to have 200 sets, and are only giving back 55. Pretty sobering numbers.

    • AW1Ed says:

      The sides also agreed to resume field operations to search for more remains in the North and to hold the working-level talks on Monday.

      This is key.

  3. FatCircles0311 says:

    After not be random dead North Koreans they want to get rid of.

    How many meetings do they need? A simple 1 time phone call should be all that is needed.