Research & Investigation
- Analyze battle records and interview the local residents and the War veterans.
Conduct a site exploration and determine the potential recovery sites with high recovery possibility.
※ Battle sites exploration, Analysis of surroundings such as foxholes, trenches, and personal artifacts
- Cooperate with a local government / landowners of the recovery site
Apply forensic archaeological techniques, perform precise recovery skill, and manage database
※ Recovery and collection process is done with ultimate courtesy
Identification of friend or foe
※ Personal artifacts, records, interviews, and analysis of surroundings
Casketing in a Paulownia coffin according to the traditional Korean courtesy, draped with a Korean national flag 'Taegeukgi'
※ Funeral ceremony is held at a regional scale: hosted by Corps/Division Commander.
Identification of remains: Gender, age, cause of death, racial identification, etc
※ Precise identification(Central Identification Laboratory) : Scientific identification with precision equipment .
- Hold interview sessions with the bereaved family members of the KIA and collect DNA samples
Conduct DNA testings: Comparative analysis between the DNAs of the remains and those of the bereaved
※ Establish and manage the test results database
- For Identified remains: cremated and buried in the National Cemetery
- For Unidentified remains: preserved in the CIL(until identified)
- Allies (UN Forces) remains: repatriates to respective country
North Korean remains: temporarily buried / Chinese remains: Repatriation ceremony is held on a annual basis
※ buried temporarily in an enemy cemetery as a humanitarian effort