Remains of S. Korean POW Brought Home

Write : 2017-09-29 18:08:08 Update : 2017-09-29 19:32:19

Remains of S. Korean POW Brought Home

It has been confirmed that the remains of a South Korean prisoner of war(POW) from the Korean War were recently brought back from North Korea.
Choi Sung-yong is the head of Come Back Home, a group consisting of the families of the South Korean POWs. He said Friday that a maternal granddaughter of a South Korean POW, identified by his surname Kim, crossed the Tumen River into China in April from her residence in Hoeryong in North Hamgyong Province, carrying the remains of Kim.
Choi said the granddaughter took the remains to South Korea via a flight from China in August.
Kim’s remains reportedly will be cremated soon and buried at the National Cemetery in Daejeon.
It is the first time since the inauguration of the Moon Jae-in administration that the remains of a South Korean POW have been brought home. There have been six other such cases since 2004.  
Seoul presumes there are around 500 South Korean POWs still alive in the North. 

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