Skip to comments.U.S. moves 100 coffins to inter-Korean border to prepare return of remains
Posted on 06/23/2018 2:42:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border on Saturday to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said 158 metal transfer cases were sent to a U.S. air base near Seoul, South Korea's capital, and would be used to send the remains home.
North Korea agreed to send home U.S. war remains during the June 12 summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. While the U.S. military preparations suggest that the repatriation of U.S. war remains could be imminent, it remains unclear when and how it would occur....
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Is there a list of names?
Not yet. They’ll probably want to do DNA and other tests which may take awhile.
There's one I hadn't heard before. We would say DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), Norks would say MDL (Military Demarcation Line). But I never served there so I could be wrong.
There are a few videos of the process/ceremony of return of Americans at the DMZ. It is a very somber reminder of what we fight for and those who gave all. I can’t imagine a mass return of soldiers.
dang, it was 200 this morning
It’s going to be some time before positive identification. They will be moved to the lab in Hawaii where DNA test will be run. Upon positive identification, the remains will be forwarded for burial based on next of kin’s desires with full military honors.
Well, they also brought over 150 metal containers for the bodies so who knows how accurate these reports are.
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