Kim Jong Un is poised to return the remains of dozens of US soldiers this week; complying with previous agreements that called on his regime to handover the missing heroes by a July 27th deadline.
According to the New York Post, the Hermit Kingdom recently dispatched “two truckloads of wooden boxes” that are to be used for the transportation of those American soldiers killed in the Korean War.
“North Korea recently took two truckloads of wooden boxes to be used for the remains repatriation. It’s expected to hand over the remains on July 27 as agreed upon,” writes the Post.
Despite an eventual cease fire in 1953, North Korea, South Korea, and the United States are technically still at a state of war.
The initial agreement between Kim and the Trump administration calls for the remains to be airlifted to a forensic base in Hawaii, where they will hopefully be identified.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
HEROES HEADING HOME: Kim Returns REMAINS of 200 US Soldiers Killed in Korean War
President Trump confirmed Wednesday that the North Korean government has already returned the remains of 200 American soldiers killed in the Korean War; telling a crowd of supporters the recovered bodies were being “sent back today.”
“We got back our great fallen heroes, the remains sent back today, already 200 got sent back,” Trump told a rally in Minnesota this week.
North Korea to return remains of up to 200 American service members killed during the Korean War pic.twitter.com/qVyZCsVUZU
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 20, 2018
The confirmation comes after months of back-and-forth negotiations between US and North Korean authorities ahead of June’s historic Singapore Summit.
According to the Pentagon, more than 36,500 US soldiers died in the Korean War between 1950 and 1953.
Approximately 7,700 remain unaccounted for.
AMERICAN HEROES: Florida Survivors Used BULLET PROOF SHEETS to Protect Fellow Students
Two survivors at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in southern Florida used “Kevlar sheets” from a Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps course to help shield their fellow students from a hail of gunfire; saving countless lives and untold injuries during the mass shooting.
The students spoke with Tampa’s Fox affiliate, discussing their plan to protect those around them when they began to “hear the pops” as 19-year old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at the local high school.
“I heard the pops, I heard the fire drill, and I knew there was a shooter,” said one student. “I looked at all the kids behind me, just looking at me frozen, and I yelled to them ‘Run back to the classroom, go back now!”
“In our JROTC program, we have a team that’s called marksmanship, so our backdrop for the targets that we shoot are actually kevlar sheets that we hang,” he added. “We put everybody behind them. That way they were all at least somewhat safe because the kevlar—it wouldn’t have stopped a bullet, but it would have slowed it down a lot so that the damage someone would have received from it, God forbid, would have been a lot less.”
Watch the heroes’ comments above.