"Honored that Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, will join us at @pyeongchang2018 in S Korea," Pence tweeted as he departed for a five-day visit to Asia.
"He & his wife remind the world of the atrocities happening in N Korea," he wrote. "We pledge to honor Otto's memory w/ American resolve."
The young US student was arrested in North Korea for a petty offense and held for more than a year before he was released in a comatose state.
Pence is visiting Alaska, Tokyo and Seoul before attending the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday.
Washington wants to prevent leader Kim Jong-un from marrying ballistic missile and nuclear capabilities, which would put the continental United States within striking distance.
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