President Trump announced in a tweet Thursday that two American soldiers have been identified from the 55 boxes of remains recovered from North Korea in late July. “Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, 32, of Vernon, Indiana, and Army Pfc. William H. Jones, 19, of Nash County, North Carolina, are the first American remains from 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,” Trump wrote on Twitter. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of both men were identified on September 13. The soldiers were reported missing in action in 1950, and declared deceased on December 31, 1953. The return of the remains of service members killed in the Korean War was one of the four points listed in a joint statement signed by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12. The remains of 7,686 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
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