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UN Command, South Korea honor remains of 2 soldiers killed in Korean War Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and the Combined Forces Command, salutes during a July 13, 2018, repatriation ceremony at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, in which the remains of a U.N. soldier and a South Korean soldier killed in the Korean War were returned. By KIM GAMEL | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 13, 2018 SEOUL, South Korea — With a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps, the U.S.-led United Nations Command and South Korea on Friday repatriated the remains of two soldiers found decades after they were killed in the Korean War. It was a somber reminder of the importance both countries place on the return of lost troops amid hopes that North Korea will follow through on a commitment to return more war dead. The North skipped a meeting planned Thursday in the Demilitarized Zone to discuss the issue, but State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said they had offered to meet Sunday instead. The remains of the U.N. soldier honored Friday were found by South Korean search teams in 2016 in the Cheorwon area of Gangwon province, near the eastern border with the North.
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