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Korean War vet remains return home

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week.  (Air Force photo by Angela Elbern)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week. (Air Force photo by Angela Elbern)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week.  (photo courtesy of Gregory Yamamoto, The Honolulu Advertiser)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week. (photo courtesy of Gregory Yamamoto, The Honolulu Advertiser)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Escorted from a C-17 based here, the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week.

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Escorted from a C-17 based here, the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week.

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- The remains of one of six Korean War veterans are carried by a joint military honor guard here April 12.  A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week.  (Air Force photo by Angela Elbern)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- The remains of one of six Korean War veterans are carried by a joint military honor guard here April 12. A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week. (Air Force photo by Angela Elbern)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A bugler sounds taps as the remains of six Korean War veterans are carried by a joint military honor guard here April 12.  A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week.  (Air Force photo by Angela Elbern)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- A bugler sounds taps as the remains of six Korean War veterans are carried by a joint military honor guard here April 12. A ceremony to honor the remains believed to be those of six U.S. service members lost during the Korean War marks their return to American soil at Hangar 35 on Hickam Air Force Base. The remains were turned over by North Korean officials to a U.S. delegation earlier this week. (Air Force photo by Angela Elbern)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Mr. James Ward, one of the "Chosin Few" veterans from the Korean War thanks Governor Bill Richardson, (D-NM) for assisting in returning  the remains of six U.S. service members from the Korean War.  Richardson attended an arrival ceremony at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, on April 12, 2007 performed by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and 15th Airlift Wing Headquarters.  Governor Richardson headed the official delegation from the United States to North Korea to accept the remains from the government.  JPAC's mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of our nation's previous conflicts. (JPAC photo by Army Sgt. Adelita Chavarria Mead)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- Mr. James Ward, one of the "Chosin Few" veterans from the Korean War thanks Governor Bill Richardson, (D-NM) for assisting in returning the remains of six U.S. service members from the Korean War. Richardson attended an arrival ceremony at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, on April 12, 2007 performed by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and 15th Airlift Wing Headquarters. Governor Richardson headed the official delegation from the United States to North Korea to accept the remains from the government. JPAC's mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of our nation's previous conflicts. (JPAC photo by Army Sgt. Adelita Chavarria Mead)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command performs an arrival ceremony at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, April 12, 2007. The ceremony was for U.S. service members from the Korean War.  An official delegation from the United States traveled to North Korea to accept the remains from the government.  JPAC's mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of our nation's previous conflicts. (JPAC photo by Staff Sgt. Valda G. Wilson)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command performs an arrival ceremony at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, April 12, 2007. The ceremony was for U.S. service members from the Korean War. An official delegation from the United States traveled to North Korea to accept the remains from the government. JPAC's mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of our nation's previous conflicts. (JPAC photo by Staff Sgt. Valda G. Wilson)