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DNA matching brings Korean War veteran home after 66 years

DNA matching brings Korean War veteran home after 66 years


it took him 66 years to return home
excavated from the DMZ ma the remains of a Korean War veteran who was killed
during him bloody era had held that all have been repeated and re Conan tells us
more about her fallen hero this photo shows South Korean Nam Gong Sun during
his military service having lost his parents at an early age dong Geun became
a farmer to support his family along with three siblings in 1952 two years
after the Korean War broke out he joined the army to protect the country living
two children and home he was 23 years old he fought in the infamous Arrowhead
Hill battle in the border town of Tehran inside what is now the Demilitarized
Zone on July 9th 1953 just 18 days before the armistice agreement was
signed he was killed my shrapnel from a bomb fired by Chinese forces for 66
years his remains were left untouched inside the heavily fortified DMZ before
being excavated on may 30th in the meantime his son Nam GU mangu who was
just three when his father left to join the war had registered his DNA with the
Defense Ministry in 2008 hoping it will lead to his father coming home one day
the minister was killed in action recovery and identification agency which
has been using DNA samples to match recover war remains since 2000 so far
133 fallen heroes have been returned to their families thanks to the system now
69 years old Hong Kong son son has no reunited with his fallen father there
will be a repatriation ceremony for him ahead of his burial at the National
Cemetery if they haven’t already bereaved families can still register
their DNA samples and nearby public health centers military hospitals or the
killed-in-action recovery and identification agency jung-in arirang
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Reader Comments

  1. Existence of Lai Dai Han, who were born by atrocious rapes by Korean soldiers, has already been proved though DNA tests too.

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