Top: Remains that may be from an American soldier are excavated from Arrowhead Hill, South Korea, June 5, 2019. Bottom: Buttons from a U.S. soldier's uniform and combat boots. SOUTH KOREAN MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
Top: Remains that may be from an American soldier are excavated from Arrowhead Hill, South Korea, June 5, 2019. Bottom: Buttons from a U.S. soldier's uniform and combat boots. SOUTH KOREAN MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

Skeleton believed to be US or French soldier found in DMZ, S. Korea says

by Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean search crews working in the heavily fortified border area found a skeleton believed to be from an American or French soldier killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, the defense ministry said Monday.

The remains were unearthed Wednesday during an excavation project at the former battleground known as Arrowhead Hill, which is in the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the country since the war ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

The area was cleared of land mines in the fall as part of an inter-Korean agreement reached in efforts to improve relations between the two countries in connection with separate nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington.

Talks on all fronts have stalled, but South Korea unilaterally resumed the search for remains in the DMZ on April 1, finding some 425 bone fragments and nearly 30,000 artifacts.

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