President Donald Trump has revealed the names of the first two fallen American soldiers whose remains were returned from North Korea.
In a pair of tweets Thursday, Trump made the announcement that the remains of two soldiers have been positively identified after they perished in the Korean War in the early 1950s.
"Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, 32, of Vernon, Indiana, and Army Pfc. William H. Jones, 19, of Nash County, North Carolina, are the first American remains from… North Korea to be identified as a result of my Summit with Chairman Kim," Trump wrote. "These HEROES are home, they may Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families can have closure."
Over the summer, North Korea agreed to send back the remains of Americans who died in the Korean War, which lasted from 1950-1953. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said earlier this month that two soldiers' remains had been identified, although he did not give their names.
A U.S. military plane traveled to North Korea in August to pick up 55 cases of remains, all believed to be U.S. soldiers.
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