A 25th Infantry Division soldier and an Army medic whose dog tag was recovered are the first two Korean War identifications to be made from 55 sets of remains turned over to the United States by the North in July, officials said Thursday.
The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the sons of a Korean War soldier their father's dog tag, which was delivered to the U.S. by North Korea, along with 55 sets of remains that potentially belong to other U.S. soldiers killed during the conflict.
North Korea’s return of what it claims are the remains of U.S. troops killed in the Korean War is the first step in helping bereaved families finally end decades of uncertainty, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Friday.
At some point during the tail end of World War II, a creative engineer at North American Aviation looked at the P-51 Mustang and wrote a memo to his boss stating that if one Mustang was amazing, then two Mustangs merged together by steel and rivets would be possibly the greatest thing to fly, ever. With one cockpit devoted to radar and the other to flying, the F-82 Twin Mustang — nicknamed “double trouble” — was born. What they didn't know was that the Twin Mustang was destined to cement it's place in history over the skies of Korea.