Nearly 70 years after he died in combat in the Korean War, a US army medic’s dog tag is back home with his two sons.

The dog tag was among the 55 boxes of remains that North Korea handed over to American officials on 27 July after a request by President Donald Trump.

Sgt McDaniel’s sons, retired Army Chaplain Col Charles McDaniel Jr, 71, and Larry McDaniel, 70, received the dog tag on Wednesday after a briefing on the war remains in Arlington, Virginia.

“Suddenly we were contacted by the Department of the Army and they said, ‘we found one dog tag, it was your father’s.'”

His battalion and the South Korean forces they were sent to support were overrun by Chinese forces in October near Unsan, 60 miles (96km) north of Pyongyang.