The nation of North Korea has returned the remains of 55 fallen American soldiers who had fallen or gone missing during the Korean War of the previous century according to the BBC. Arriving first at US operated Osan air base in South Korea, small crates containing the remains were delivered draped in the stars and stripes and received with due care and diligence given the gravitas of the moment.
This repatriation offer conceded by North Korea is the first step in an ongoing peace process being negotiated between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a cautious but positive enterprise that seems to be proceeding well up to this point.
Some relatives expressed their happiness with the repatriation ahead of the delivery to the BBC, with one serviceman’s daughter stating to reporters, “It’s hard to live your life not knowing what happened to your loved one.”
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