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Soldiers killed in North repatriated


A military honor guard carries the remains of the 12 soldiers who died in North Korea during the Korean War at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, Gyeonggi, on May 25. President Lee Myung-bak and top military officials from South Korea and the United States attended the ceremony for the first repatriation since the 1953 cease-fire. A U.S. military recovery operation team excavated the remains from Changjin Lake area in North Korea and sent them home after examination showed they were South Korean soldiers. By Kim Kyung-bin

5월25일 경기도 성남 서울공항에서 국군 의장대가 한국전쟁 중 북한에서 전사한 남한 병사 유해 12구를 봉환하고 있다. 1953년 휴전 이후 처음 있는 유해송환 의식에 이명박 대통령과 한미 군 고위관계자들이 참석했다. 미군 전사자 유해 발굴단이 북한 장전호 주변에서 유해를 발굴했고 감식결과 남한 군인들로 확인돼 유해를 고국으로 송환했다. 김경빈 기자

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