A military plane has just retrieved 55 cases of remains of service members who died during the Korean War.

A DNA will have to verify that.

This is being done because of an agreement between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Sung-un. It is most sad to say it has taken close to 70 years for North Korea to do this now.

As soon as the true identity is made known of U.S. service members, the families can finally have closure. The pain and grief of not knowing what happens to various members, I believe must be quite hard to bear after all these years.

Now as reported there is close to 7,700 service members remains unaccounted for from 1950-53, with 5,300 lost in North Korea.

More than 36,000 Americans died in the Korean War. And that has brought many tears to so many affected by the Korean War. My heartfelt prayers go out to the many still feeling the pain.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Mineola

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