UN command repatriates remains of U.S. soldier killed in Korean War
The United Nations Command (UNC) in South Korea hosted the repatriation ceremony for the remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the 1950-53 Korean War on Tuesday (November 20) at UNC Knight Field in Seoul.
The remains of the soldier were excavated at Yanggu County, near the inter-Korea border, in October 2017, according to South Korea's Defence Ministry.
The Korean War started on June 25 in 1950, when Communist North Korean troops launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel into South Korea. U.S.-led United Nations forces battled Chinese and Soviet-backed North Korea in the war.
About 7,700 U.S. military personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, U.S. military data show. More than 36,500 U.S. troops died in the conflict.