North Korea Sends Remains Of 55 Americans Killed In The Korean War Home [VIDEO]

North Korea Sends Remains Of 55 Americans Killed In The Korean War Home [VIDEO]

North Korea Sends Remains Of 55 Americans Killed In The Korean War Home [VIDEO]

One of the key stipulations that President Trump brought to the U.S. North Korea summit in Singapore was the repatriation of our American soldiers killing in action during the Korean War. Today, 55 Americans are on their way home.

A U.S. Air Force plane carrying what are thought to be the remains of 55 Americans killed during the Korean War arrived at Osan Air Base in South Korea on Friday morning, the 65th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting.

The U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft departed for the Kalma Airport in the North Korean city of Wonsan before 6 a.m. Friday. It returned about 11 a.m. local time, where it was greeted by a crowd of several thousand U.S. service members and their families — all American service members in South Korea had been invited to the event.

When was the U.S. North Korea Summit in Singapore? June 2018. Not even two months ago. Yet the WaPo claims that what is happening today is happening more slowly than anyone thought. Really? To deal with the diplomatic paperwork dance plus ensure that those who come home are Americans… this isn’t instant DNA verification a la Star Trek so the WaPo can shut up about the “delay.”

Just to see the American flags waving and our U.S. soldiers lined up to start our soldiers on their journey home is a sight worthy of goosebumps.

When you look at the ceremony in full …chills down the spine.

At the moment, we don’t know who each of those soldiers are. Once they arrive at Dover, they will undergo extensive DNA testing in order to determine who they are. Here is just one of the many families who hopes that among those coming home is one of their own.

Families of the fallen are just amazed at this.

However, the fact is, for many it’s a long shot that one of those who come home on this trip is a loved one.

The date of this is incredibly significant.

The repatriation was agreed at the June summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

It comes on the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War.


More than 326,000 Americans fought alongside soldiers from South Korea and a UN coalition during the Korean War from 1950-53 to support the South against the Communist North. The missing US soldiers are among around 33,000 coalition troops still unaccounted for.

Furthermore, this is an incredibly positive note after years of futile effort by the families of the fallen along with the U.S. government. The remains of the soldiers come from the following areas in North Korea: 

  • prisoner of war camps – many perished during the winter of 1950
  • the sites of major battles, such as the areas around Unsan and Chongchon in the north-west of the country – said to contain approximately 1,600 dead
  • temporary UN military cemeteries – China and North Korea returned about 3,000 dead Americans in an effort called Operation Glory in 1954, but others remain
  • the demilitarised zone that separates North and South Korea – said to contain 1,000 bodies

The Korean War came to a close 65 years ago for many.

But for the families of those left behind, closure never happened. Today, as a result of the agreement between President Trump and North Korea in June, there are 55 American soldiers on their way home.

Thank you for your service and Welcome Home.

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  • Skid Marx says:

    Could we get the USS Pueblo back as well? It has been 40 years since the Norks “captured” it for operating within their waters when the ship was outside of their territorial waters by several miles. Maybe Lil’ Kim likes to pair it with the submarine the Russians declared obsolete in 1961.

  • Skid Marx says:

    *Error Alert* Whoops…it has been 50 years and not 40 since the Pueblo was taken by force.

  • Ken says:

    Most if not all repatriated US POW interviews were recently declassified and those records are in the National Archives. Most of the interrogations , beatings were done by the Chinese. Don’t forget about those Army troops who held the door oper for the Marines at frozen Chosen…
    The above vignette was related to me by a good friend. My Korean expertise, knowledge is limited……..

  • K. S. says:

    In your cover photo of the two men, my grandfather is the second man. Shortly after this photo was taken the man in front was shot and killed. When the photographers flash went off, my grandfather thought he had been shot because the flash caught him off guard.
    He made it home and lived a long life with a big family. We are all so proud of him.
    I think it means something to know who these people are.

    • Nina Bookout says:

      K.S, what a great story. If your grandfather was anything like most of the soldiers I know, I’d imagine he would’ve thought or bluntly said a few pithy words to that darned photographer!

      We really appreciate you giving us the background on the cover photo, and we greatly appreciate your grandfather and his service to our country.

      Thank you!

  • James says:

    The first marine was my father he was shot two times in Korea he lived and made it home station in camp lejune .where I was born 1956 he retire right before vietnam he had 6 children.he was highly decorated marine.i was a Vietnam era vet in the same unit me dad was 3 Rd battion 5 th marines my commanding officer fought with my dad in Korea

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