A grief stricken American infantryman whose friend has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea. August 28, 1950.
About 5,300 U.S. service members are still listed as missing in action in North Korea - 60 years after the conflict ended. But new efforts are set to begin, resuming the search at U.S.-North Korea relations show signs of thawing.
From the Associated Press: "The resumed hunt, with two teams of 30 U.S. members each, will focus on two areas where more than 2,000 soldiers and Marines are recorded as missing: in Unsan County, north of the capital, Pyongyang, and farther north near the Chosin Reservoir ... Maj. Carie Parker, spokeswoman for the Pentagon's Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, said North Korea would receive about $5.7 million for the first four recovery operations through September. That is compensation for provision of services including labor, fuel, food, transportation, water and security."
A couple ideas:
Find local war veterans to discuss the renewed effort. Talk to local leaders of veterans organizations about the effort.
Use the Korean War casualty databases to research local connections.