Following the 1953 armistice that effectively ended the Korean War, unidentified remains of more than 800 American soldiers were interred as unknowns in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punch Bowl), Hawaii. A file was created for each unidentified man, an X-File. This record included all known information collected on the remains: bones, location found, personal artifacts, circumstantial evidence.
The X-Files project will bring these files to the world-wide internet, making them accessible to the public, in particular the families of the missing men. The hope is that their unique input into the identification process will bring new perspective to the identification process, returning names to these men, and bring closure to their families.
* $16,000 is needed for the project's initial phase: research and data entry.