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Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller Reach US

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tacoma?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1415546365609iStock/Thinkstock(TACOMA, Wash.) — The two Americans released from captivity in North Korea have been reunited with their families in the United States.

On Saturday night, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington. Also on the plane was National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who had traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea to secure their release.

Bae spoke briefly, saying, “It’s been a tremendously difficult time for my family and then there are so many people who’s been supporting them to stand strong during this time.”

“Thank you for all your support and prayer and your love – that has really been encouraging for me and for others that, who are in the same shoes,” he added.

Bae’s sister, Terry Chung, thanked the White House for secretly negotiating her brother’s release.

“For two years, it’s been just unbelievable agony,” Chung said, “We are thankful for President Obama, Secretary Kerry, for not forgetting Kenneth. They pledge their commitment to bring Kenneth home and here he is home with us.”

Bae and Miller were the last two Americans who were being held by North Korea.


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