Dorothy Antonelli and Edward McCormick are the niece and grandnephew of Army Sgt. Peter Albert Patete, who was killed in the Korean War in 1950. They joined other relatives of American servicemembers whose remains have yet to be recovered in a visit to the former battleground known as Arrowhead Hill, May 29, 2019. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)
Dorothy Antonelli and Edward McCormick are the niece and grandnephew of Army Sgt. Peter Albert Patete, who was killed in the Korean War in 1950. They joined other relatives of American servicemembers whose remains have yet to be recovered in a visit to the former battleground known as Arrowhead Hill, May 29, 2019. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Seeking closure: American families get rare look at Korean War remains recovery site in DMZ

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

ARROWHEAD HILL, South Korea — One by one or in pairs, Americans related to servicemembers still missing from the Korean War laid white flowers on a table on the roof of a military outpost in the Demilitarized Zone.

They bowed slightly, then looked out somberly over the former battlefield where hundreds of soldiers were killed while fighting to repel waves of Chinese Communist troops trying to invade from the North.

It was an unprecedented opportunity for families of fallen soldiers to visit the site known as Arrowhead Hill, which sits in an eastern section of the heavily fortified border area that has largely been sealed off for decades.

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