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Soldier's remains repatriated to US

Update: June, 23/2012 - 08:02

DA NANG — The remains of a US soldier believed to have died during the American War were repatriated from central Da Nang International Airport yesterday.

It was the 123rd post-war repatriation of US remains from Viet Nam.

US Consul-General to Viet Nam Le Thanh An, as well as US Army Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Keane, representing the US Government, received custody of the remains at the airport.

To date, the remains of 982 US personnel serving during the American War have been identified since 1973. Of those, 689 were discovered in Viet Nam.

The remains of 1,664 Americans from the war period are still unaccounted for, 1,282 of whom are thought to have died in Viet Nam. —VNS

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