Two Sets of Remains from North Korea ID'd as US Soldiers

Jennie Jin a forensic anthropologist shows some of the objects that accompanied the human remains handed over by North Korea

Jennie Jin a forensic anthropologist shows some of the objects that accompanied the human remains handed over by North Korea

The United States has identified the remains of two soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War following their repatriation from North Korea in July, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

Nevertheless, according to the U.S, the identifications process is anticipated to chip away at least 7,699 US troops who remain unaccounted for in the Korean War.

Fifty-five boxes of human remains were delivered from North Korea to Hawaii in late July, a deal made by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Mattis praised the work of those involved in the identification process and said it represents long-awaited closure form some families.

Reuters reported that remains from the two identified troops are believed to have been recovered from a battle near the Chongchon River.

Mattis added that US and North Korean officials are discussing the return of additional remains.

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Between 1996 and 2005, the US worked with North Korea and recovered around 400 caskets of remains, though Washington halted the cooperation in 2005 as it could not guarantee the safety of its personnel. About 5,300 were lost in what is now North Korea.

"We noticed. within a few seconds of opening up the box, and pulling him out, that we think this individual is African American and tall and slender", Byrd said. They have thus far analyzed DNA from about half of the boxes, with some remains in better condition than others.

Jin, a South Korean-born American citizen, said the work has a personal connection. He was evacuated south on a U.S. Navy ship, she said.

The Pentagon has said it is considering the possibility of sending personnel to North Korea to search for more remains.

The meeting took place at the border truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ on Friday, the US-led United Nations Command Korea said in a statement.

The two sides remain technically at war because a peace treaty was never signed.

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