February 25, 2024

North Korea returns 55 sets of MIA/POW remains to United Nations Command

General Vincent Brooks hails "successful mission" following handover at DPRK's Wonsan airport

A U.S. military cargo plane landed at Osan Air Base south of Seoul Friday morning carrying 55 sets of MIA/POW remains, as the United Nations Command (UNC) marked the 65th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement with a ceremony.

55 individuals from mixed branches of the South Korean, Thai, and United States militaries under the United Nations Command (UNC) helped carry the 55 boxes of remains draped in pale blue UN flags from the Hercules cargo jet to six vans in a carefully orchestrated ceremony.