WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has identified the remains of two American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War and whose remains were returned by North Korea two months ago following Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un.
Trump tweets that the remains include those of Charles H. McDaniel, a 32-year-old Army master sergeant from Vernon, Indiana, and William H. Jones, a 19-year-old Army private from Nash County, North Carolina.
The president says: "These HEROES are home, they may Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families can have closure."
...North Korea to be identified as a result of my Summit with Chairman Kim. These HEROES are home, they may Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families can have closure.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2018
The Pentagon has also confirmed the identities.
McDaniel's name had been made public last month because his military identification tag was among the 55 boxes of remains that North Korea turned over on July 27.
Thousands of additional remains are believed to lie on North Korean battlefields and at former POW camps.
- US identifies remains of 2 Korean War soldiers, including one from Indiana
- Burial set for Indiana soldier killed during Korean War
- Remains found in western Indiana identified as missing man
- Detectives working to identify Montgomery County remains
- Indiana governor remains against legalizing marijuana
- Ceremony, service set for Indiana soldier who died in Texas
- Indiana soldier killed in crash was top student, athlete
- Indiana National Guard soldier dies training at Fort Hood
- Remains in suitcase identified as those of Indianapolis man
- Southern Indiana land trust gift includes old-growth trees