News 9 august — 21:28

Sons receive father's dog tag after 70 years


Nearly 70 years after he died in combat in the Korean War, a US army medic's dog tag is back home with his two sons, BBC reports.

The dog tag was among the 55 boxes of remains that North Korea handed over to American officials on 27 July after a request by President Donald Trump.

Army Master Sgt Charles H McDaniel was killed in 1950. His tag is the only item officials could connect with a specific soldier thus far.

The Pentagon is still working to identify the other remains.

Sgt McDaniel's sons, retired Army Chaplain Col Charles McDaniel Jr, 71, and Larry McDaniel, 70, received the dog tag on Wednesday after a briefing on the war remains in Arlington, Virginia.

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