Donald Trump identifies identifies remains of two soldiers recovered from NK

Washington-President Trump declared Thursday on Twitter that the United States has known the remains of 2 American troopers from the 55 cases of remains of us service members killed throughout the Korean War that were recovered from D.P.R.K. in late July.

“Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, 32, of Vernon, Indiana, and armed forces PFC. William H. Jones, 19, of writer County, North carolina, are the primary american remains from North Korea to be known as a results of my Summit with Chairman Kim. These HEROES are home, they’ll Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families will have closure,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

 

The troopers were among fifty five cases of remains of U.S. service members killed throughout the Korea War recovered from D.P.R.K. in July.

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, McDaniel was a medic with the eighth Cavalry Regiment Medical Company, supporting the regiment’s third Battalion. The unit was engaged with enemy forces of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces southwest of the village of Unsan, and east of Hwaong-ri, Asian nation. He was reported missing in action on November. 2, 1950, once he couldn’t be accounted-for by his unit.

Jones was a member of the corporate E, second Battalion, 24th infantry Regiment, 25th infantry Division, engaged in attacks against the CPVF close to Pakchon, North Korea. On Nov. 26, 1950, when his unit made a fighting withdrawal, he couldn’t be accounted for and was reported missing in action.

 

“The North Korean officers that we spoke to were terribly forthcoming and candid with United States country|North American nation} and a few of things they told U.S.A. was that these were remains believed to be American and from the war,” Byrd told reporters at the Pentagon in August.
“They also, though, were clear with United States that they could not make certain with what percentage people were represented in every box,” Byrd added.

Kelly McKeague, director of the DPAA, was conjointly there to brief reporters on the identification method.
“One [question] that none of us are ready to get a definitive answer to is how many they [North Koreans] possess,” McKeague same in respect to the potential U.S. remains command in that country.

Byrd noted that every box was accompanied with a paragraph of text in Korean that enclosed data such as dates and geographical locations. during Byrd’s preliminary assessment he found the remains were “consistent” with being those of american and from the Korean War.
Approximately 7,700 U.S. troopers are listed as missing from the 1950-53 war.

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