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South Korea’s president pays respects to the war dead at an Oahu ceremony

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                                South Korean President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook paid their respects Wednesday at the first joint repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for fallen service members from the Korean War.

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook paid their respects Wednesday at the first joint repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for fallen service members from the Korean War.

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                                Above, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who spoke at the ceremony.

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    Above, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who spoke at the ceremony.

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                                South Korean honor guard members Chan Kyu- lee, left, and Han Sung-kim.

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    South Korean honor guard members Chan Kyu- lee, left, and Han Sung-kim.

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                                Three ceremonial boxes with remains of repatriated soldiers were carried to a hearse at a ceremony Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Three ceremonial boxes with remains of repatriated soldiers were carried to a hearse at a ceremony Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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                                Above, President Moon Jae-in met with Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

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    Above, President Moon Jae-in met with Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in paid his “highest respect” to 68 Korean and six American service members “who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and peace of the Republic of Korea” some 70 years ago and were repatriated to their home countries in a ceremony Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read more

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