Trump has said repeatedly the deal he reached with Kim has been positive since North Korea has maintained a freeze on nuclear and missile tests and has begun returning USA war dead remains. The site hosted a famous battle fought from November to December of 1950 during the Korean War.
Military equipment was also found among the remains, including boots, canteens, buttons and buckles.
Byrd, who went to Wonsan in North Korea last week as part of the team that brought back the remains, said he was told by North Korean officials that the remains were recovered from the village of Sin Hung-ri on the east side of the reservoir.
He said numerous recovered remains likely belonged to U.S. Army soldiers who fought in the November, 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir - 1,024 Americans are still missing from that battle. "(We're) certainly open to that discussion, but there isn't a meeting planned".
The service member's family has been notified and will receive the dog tag at a previously scheduled conference being held in Arlington, Virginia next week for Korean War and Cold War families to receive updates on their loved ones.
As he secured a commitment for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, @POTUS also secured a promise from Chairman Kim to return the remains of all fallen USA service-members lost in North Korea.
The lab will begin by taking DNA samples from the remains and checking to see whether they match those of other remains in the inventory or those that family members of missing service members have provided.
U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two continue to discuss Pyongyang's commitment at a recent Singapore summit to rid itself of nuclear weapons, but no second meeting is now planned, the White House said on Thursday.
"A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on August 1".
The remains were formally repatriated Tuesday in Osan, South Korea to to the control of the United Nations before being transported to Hawaii, where the DPAA's identification laboratory is located.
Still, the initial field forensic review indicated the "remains are what North Korea said they were", Byrd said.
But there are reports North Korea continues to build nuclear missiles. The correspondence came amid fresh concerns over Pyongyang's commitment to denuclearization.
Both McKeague and Byrd expressed hope that North Korea would allow the resumption of joint U.S.
"I would go back in an instant if we were asked to", said Byrd who participated in numerous earlier search missions.