|A repatriation ceremony for remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Viet Nam was held at Noi Bai International Airport on Saturday. — VNA Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — A repatriation ceremony for remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Viet Nam was held at Noi Bai International Airport on Saturday.
Attending the event were representatives from the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel and representatives from the US Embassy in Ha Noi, the US Defense Attache Office, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the US MIA Office in Ha Noi.
Vietnamese representatives handed over remains which were recovered during the 117th Joint Field Activities from October to December 2014.
The remains had been jointly reviewed and concluded by Viet Nam and US forensic specialists that they might be associated with the US servicemen missing during the war in Viet Nam and would be brought to Hawaii for further review.
Addressing the ceremony, a US Government representative expressed gratitude and appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, goodwill and increasingly efficient co-operation of the Vietnamese Government and people.
The search for the remains of US servicemen missing during the war in Viet Nam is part of humanitarian co-operation between the two Governments. This is the 133rd handover of the remains of missing US servicemen since 1973. — VNS