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Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War Identified

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In April 2007, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) handed over six boxes of remains of American service members to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, who were visiting North Korea.  The remains had been recovered from areas near Unsan, where Glennon had been lost.

Metal identification tags bearing Glennon's name, and other material evidence were included with the remains.  To identify the remains, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools such as dental records and mitochondrial DNA -- which matched Glennon's cousins.

Today, more than 7,900 Americans remain unaccounted-for from the Korean War.  Identifications continue to be made from the remains that were returned to the United States, using forensic and DNA technology.

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO website at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call 703-699-1169.

Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War Identified [ http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15170 ]