WASHINGTON – U.S. specialists have recovered from North Korean soil 19 sets of remains believed to have been American soldiers killed in the war in 1950, the Pentagon said Monday.
The remains will be repatriated Thursday to U.S. officials in Seoul, South Korea, driven across the Demilitarized Zone that has separated North and South Korea since the Korean War. Later they will be flown to the Army’s Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii for positive identification.
More than 8,100 U.S. troops remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, which ended in July 1953.
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