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More remains identified as US troops killed in Korean War

8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, May 28 2019 May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 6:51 PM May 28, 2019 in News - AP National

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. military says it has identified the remains of three more Americans killed during the Korean War, even as efforts to recover additional remains have stalled amid souring relations with North Korea.

Officials say one family has been notified and notification of the other two families is pending.

So far, six Americans have been identified from 55 boxes of what North Korean officials say are remains.

U.S. officials have estimated that between 50 and 100 individuals could likely be identified, with about 80 of them expected to be Americans and the others South Koreans fighting alongside U.S. forces.

The latest remains to be identified are those of Army Cpl. Charles S. Lawler, whose hometown hasn't been provided. Officials say Lawler was reported missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950.

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