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Unaccounted for Korean War service members return to U.S.

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Vice President Mike Pence, Indo-Pacific Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Deputy Director Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz render salutes during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Family members of missing Korean and Vietnam service members and members of veteran services organizations attend an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Honor guardsmen, assigned to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), move a flag-draped case from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move fifty-five transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at JBPH-H for identification. North Korea recently turned over the remains to the U.S. and is the first mass turnover of remains since the early '90s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Korean War veterans pay respects after an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea to the U.S. that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

A U.S. Marine calls orders during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Members of veteran services organizations render honors during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Transfer cases, containing the remains of what are believed to be U.S. service members lost in the Korean War, line the bay of a hangar at the end of an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will receive the remains to start the identification process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

A joint service color guard detail presents the colors during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Attendees, to include Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Deputy Director U.S. Navy Jon Keitz, Korean War veterans and families of missing Korean War troops, were on hand to watch the arrival of 55 flag-draped transfer cases containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)
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Honor guardsmen, assigned to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), move a flag-draped case from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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Vice President Mike Pence, left, U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson, center, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency deputy director, bow their heads during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea that contained what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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An honor guardsman with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) personnel conducts an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 flag-draped transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA laboratory at JBPH-H for identification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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An honor guard detail of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) personnel conducts an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will take 55 flag-draped transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at JBPH-H for identification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Vice President Mike Pence, Indo-Pacific Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Deputy Director Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz render salutes during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

Unaccounted for Korean War service members return to U.S.

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Vice President Mike Pence, Indo-Pacific Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Deputy Director Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz render salutes during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Family members of missing Korean and Vietnam service members and members of veteran services organizations attend an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Honor guardsmen, assigned to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), move a flag-draped case from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move fifty-five transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at JBPH-H for identification. North Korea recently turned over the remains to the U.S. and is the first mass turnover of remains since the early '90s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Korean War veterans pay respects after an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea to the U.S. that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

A U.S. Marine calls orders during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Members of veteran services organizations render honors during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

Transfer cases, containing the remains of what are believed to be U.S. service members lost in the Korean War, line the bay of a hangar at the end of an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency will receive the remains to start the identification process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.

A joint service color guard detail presents the colors during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Attendees, to include Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Deputy Director U.S. Navy Jon Keitz, Korean War veterans and families of missing Korean War troops, were on hand to watch the arrival of 55 flag-draped transfer cases containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)
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Honor guardsmen, assigned to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), move a flag-draped case from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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Vice President Mike Pence, left, U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson, center, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency deputy director, bow their heads during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea that contained what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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An honor guardsman with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) personnel conducts an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 flag-draped transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA laboratory at JBPH-H for identification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mikaley Kline)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The ceremony marked the arrival of 55 transfer cases recently repatriated from North Korea, containing what are believed to be the remains of U.S service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War.
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An honor guard detail of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) personnel conducts an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will take 55 flag-draped transfer cases, containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War, to the DPAA facility at JBPH-H for identification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Coulter)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Vice President Mike Pence, Indo-Pacific Commander U.S. Navy Adm. Phil Davidson and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Deputy Director Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz render salutes during an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. The United Nations Command recently repatriated 55 transfer cases from North Korea that contain what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)