2016 Archaeology PhD Veronica Joseph (now Veronica Keyes) has been employed at DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) in Honolulu for several years, work that she is enjoying very much. She is was one of the archaeologists/anthropologists on the delegation that recently went to North Korea to retrieve 55 sets of remains from DPRK, which will now be examined and hopefully identified at DPAA. Here is a link to one of the many articles about the handover https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45028879 and a link to the US Forces South Korea Facebook post that has some of the photos of Veronica’s team during the review in Wonsan, North Korea: https://www.facebook.com/425064710222/posts/10160674115085223/.
Veronica has been very busy since the DPRK repatriation, inventorying and working on the remains. She has also spent some time in DC talking with Korean War POW/MIA families about the recently acquired remains, and lab activity on the Korean War in general. She will deploy to Laos for field excavations in October at some Vietnam War-era crash sites.
We are very proud of Veronica and the important historical work that she is undertaking.