Korea Remains Could Be Army Troops Who Fell at 'Frozen Chosin'

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Only one identification "dog tag" was delivered by the North Koreans, underscoring the long path ahead for US military efforts to identify the remains inside the 55 boxes presented by North Korea to the United States last week.

Gen. Kelly McKeague, the DPAA director, Byrd said his initial examination of the remains, and his discussions with the North Koreans, led him to believe that further analysis will show that the remains are those of Americans.

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It's too early to know how many people are inside the boxes, John E. Byrd, a government scientist who oversees the laboratory examining the remains, told reporters Thursday.

But Harris also said a declaration to the end of war is within the realm of possibility.

It's still unclear where the United States stands with North Korea. "We couldn't be sure how many individuals were in each box".

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Byrd said some of the remains appear to have come from the eastern side of the battle site, which was where mainly Army personnel fought.

More than 5,300 U.S. troops are still missing in North Korea.

"Some have called the Korean War the forgotten war, but today we prove these heroes were never forgotten", Pence said during his speech. "None whatsoever. No caveats".

"They had been very carefully packaged with padding and packaging that was done to, I think, a very high standard", he said.

In addition, the 55 transfer cases handed over by the North Koreans contained equipment associated with the American military, such as boots, canteens, buttons and buckles, Byrd said. He said he "would go back in an instant if we were asked to". US officials say they have already contacted the family of a service member whose dog tag was returned.

The lab will begin by taking DNA samples from the remains and checking to see whether they match those of other remains in the inventory or those that family members of missing service members have provided. The agency has DNA samples from 92 percent of the families of the almost 7,700 Americans still missing from the Korean War. He declined to disclose the name on the tag but said two family members had been notified and are expected to be in the Washington, D.C., area next week with family groups for a detailed briefing from DPAA on the next steps in identifying the remains.

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