Likely U.S. remains
found in N. Korea

Remains believed to be those of American soldiers missing in action from the Korean War have been recovered at two sites in North Korea, military officials said yesterday.

Several sets of remains recovered near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea are believed to be those of U.S. Army soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division who fought against Chinese forces in November and December 1950, the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command in Honolulu said in a news release.

Other remains were recovered in Unsan County, about 60 miles north of Pyongyang, where members of the Army's 1st Cavalry and 25th Infantry divisions fought communist forces in November 1950, according to the command, known as JPAC.

Since 1996, 27 individual recovery operations have been conducted in North Korea.

Of the 88,000 U.S. servicemen missing in action from all conflicts, more than 8,100 are from the Korean War, with about 1,100 unaccounted for from the Chosin campaigns, JPAC said.

The remains are to be flown from Pyongyang to Yokota Air Base in Japan for a repatriation ceremony Tuesday.


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