Vietnam holds repatriation for remains of US army personnel

Monday, 2018-04-16 11:07:27
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The search and collection of the remains of US personnel missing from the war in Vietnam is a humanitarian activity held by the two governments. (Photo courtesy to the US Embassy in Vietnam)
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NDO – A ceremony was held at Da Nang International Airport on April 15 for the repatriation of the remains of US troops that went missing during the war in Vietnam.

At the ceremony, the Vietnamese side handed over three sets of remains found by both mixed and unilateral teams during the 130th joint search session from February to April this year.

The remains were jointly examined by medical experts from both sides in Hanoi and it was reported that they were possibly related to US soldiers missing from the war. It was proposed that the remains be transported to Hawaii for further verification.

Speaking at the event, a US representative expressed the US Government’s sincere gratitude to the Vietnamese side, while highly appreciating the humanitarian policy, goodwill and effective cooperation from the Government and people of Vietnam in the work.

The search and collection of American soldiers’ remains missing since the war in Vietnam has been jointly held by the two governments. This is the 143rd hand-over of remains of US troops missing in action since 1973.