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Operation Glory was the code name for Operations Plan KCZ-OPS 14-54 which involved the effort to transfer the remains of United Nations Command casualties from North Korea at the end of the Korean War. The Korean Armistice Agreement of July 1953 called for the repatriation of all casualties and prisoners of war, and through September and October 1954 the Graves Registration Service Command received the remains of approximately 4,000 United Nations Command casualties.[1][2][3] Also exchanged were the remains of approximately 14,000 Communist casualties.[4]

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References

  1. Coleman, Bradley Lynn (January 2008). "Recovering the Korean War Dead, 1950–1958: Graves Registration, Forensic Anthropology, and Wartime Memorialization". Project Muse (Society for Military History). pp. 179–222. Digital object identifier:10.1353/jmh.2008.0013. ISSN 0899-3718. http://www.smh-hq.org/jmh/jmhvols/721.html. 
  2. "Operation GLORY: Historical Summary". Fort Lee, VA: Army Quartermaster Museum. Jul.–Dec. 2004. http://www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil/korea/op_glory.htm.  Note: the calculation of remains comes from Coleman as the "Historical Summary" gives a total of 4,023 UN remains received.
  3. But see: Sherrell, Chandler (1998). A Historical Analysis of United States Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Repatriation and Remains Recovery. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: U. S. Army Command and General Staff College. p. 38. OCLC 831669354. http://oai.dtic.mil/oai/oai?&verb=getRecord&metadataPrefix=html&identifier=ADA350096. "During Operation GLORY, 1,879 sets of remains were returned. Of those, 1,020 were positively identified, and another 859 unidentified remains were declared unknown casualties." 
  4. Cole, Paul M. (1994). "Three: Efforts to Recover and Account for Korean War Casualties". POW/MIA Issues Volume 1, The Korean War. Santa Monica, CA: National Defense Research Institute. p. 68. ISBN 9780833014825. OCLC 855303293. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monograph_reports/2006/MR351.1.pdf. 

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