PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Attends Ceremony Honoring Return of Korean War Servicemen Remains
Honolulu, HI—In response to North Korea returning the remains of dozens of servicemen who were killed in the Korean War to U.S. soil today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the statement below. The congresswoman attended today’s repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam:
“Thousands of families across the United States have waited more than six decades to be reunited with their loved ones who were lost in the Korean War. The cost of war is personal and lives on for each of these families of POW/MIA servicemembers. This is a historic day for our country and for our families who have suffered loss as we remember those who sacrificed all. We can best honor them by strengthening our resolve and commitment to peace, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and finally bringing an end to the Korean War.”
According to the US Department of Defense, 7,697 personnel from the Korean conflict are still unaccounted for, of whom 5,300 are believed to be North of the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea.