27 Jun '18, 3pm

House adds $10 million to repatriate remains from Korean War

WASHINGTON — Plans to repatriate the remains of hundreds of U.S. servicemembers killed in the Korean War decades ago are still on hold, but House lawmakers moved Tuesday to make sure military officials have money to pay for that work once it begins. Lawmakers added $10 million to their proposed fiscal 2019 defense appropriations plan to cover the costs of transporting and identifying those remains by the Defense POW/Missing Persons Office . The move represents a budget boost of more than 6 percent over the agency’s anticipated budget, but lawmakers argued the extra money is needed to ensure the important work can proceed without interruption. US sends coffins, flags to North Korean border to receive war remains The U.S. has prepared 158 metal coffins to fly the remains home. By: Tara Copp “There are currently over 200 missing servicemembers in the process of being returned...

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2018...

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