WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Congressmen Ted Poe (TX-02) released the below statement following the return of U.S. soldiers remains from North Korea:

“Today, the remains of 55 American heroes who died during the Korean War have been turned over to U.S. possession. Finally, we can give these American warriors a dignified burial and lay them to rest on American soil. The Korean war has been referred to throughout history as the forgotten war. After 60 years, these noble ones who gave their lives will be forgotten no more. This is a welcome step following the June 12th meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un, however, we must continue to strive towards our goal of complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization by North Korea.”  

Congressmen Ted Poe is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.