Photo: (Getty Images)
Article by Bryan Howard
July 27, 2018
President Trump has been working hard on retaining the bodies of the fallen U.S. Soldiers. He had a win on Friday when fifty-five bodies were brought back in caskets. These bodies landed in Osan Air Base outside Seoul, South Korea, according to the White House.
President Trump made a statement about this on Twitter.
“The Remains of American Servicemen will soon be leaving North Korea and heading to the United States! After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families. Thank you to Kim Jong Un.”
However, this is not the end to retrieving the bodies it is only a start. There are 7,700 missing soldiers from the Korean war and 5,300 allegedly are still in North Korea.
The White House released a statement:
“At their historic meeting in Singapore, President Donald J. Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un took a bold first step to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, transform relations between the United States and North Korea, and establish enduring peace. Today, the Chairman is fulfilling part of the commitment he made to the President to return our fallen American service members. We are encouraged by North Koreas actions and the momentum for positive change …
The United States owes a profound debt of gratitude to those American service members who gave their lives in service to their country and we are working diligently to bring them home. It is a solemn obligation of the United States Government to ensure that the remains are handled with dignity and properly accounted for so their families receive them in an honorable manner.”