WASHINGTON, D.C. — “At this moment a plane is carrying the remains of some great fallen heroes from America.”
One by one, boxes wrapped in blue United Nations flags were taken off a U.S. military plane in South Korea. In them are the possible remains of 55 U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War.
The transfer follows through on a promise North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made to President Trump during their Singapore summit last month.
A formal repatriation ceremony is set to be held in South Korea on Wednesday, then the remains will be flown to Pearl Harbor for forensic tests to identify them.
Today’s gesture coincides with the 65th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.