US troops, S. Koreans mostly hopeful about historic summit

June 12, 2018

Stars and Stripes:

SEOUL, South Korea — Crowds of U.S. troops and South Korean civilians gathered around televisions on the peninsula Tuesday to watch a historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

At Camp Humphreys — the largest U.S. military base in South Korea — troops saw the leaders shake hands and speak to the reporters in Singapore via the American Forces Network.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Shelton, an explosive ordnance technician, called the meeting “pretty surreal.”

“This conflict has been going since the early ‘50s and here, possibly in my lifetime, we could see the conclusion of it,” he said.

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