55 Boxes Of Remains Represent New Hope For Korean Veterans’ Families

Aug 15, 2018
Originally published on August 21, 2018 4:20 pm

Families of U.S. troops who went missing during the Korean War gathered in Washington D.C. last weekend with a renewed sense of optimism

55 boxes that may contain remains of service members killed during the war were recently repatriated from North Korea, and advances in science may help experts identify who those remains belong to. Almost 8,000 U.S. troops who went missing during the Korean War are still unaccounted for.

WUNC military reporter Jay Price attended the yearly meeting between Korean War veterans’ families and government officials, and he speaks with host Frank Stasio about the story of one North Carolina woman still looking for answers about her uncle who went missing in North Korea.