S. Korea Returns Remains of US Soldier

He was killed in the early days of fighting in 1950
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2012 12:35 PM CST
South Korean Lt. Maj. Kim Jong-sung, right, hands over what are believed to be the remains of an American solider to Gregory E. Berg from the US Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Seoul, South Korea.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jee-eun)

(Newser) – One more US soldier from the Korean War is coming home: South Korea today handed over the remains of an American killed in the early days of the war in 1950, reports the Korea Herald. The remains were found last year on a hill in South Chungcheong Province, and they will be sent to Hawaii to determine the soldier's identity. About 8,000 Americans remain unaccounted for from the 1950-'53 war. (Read more South Korea stories.)

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