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Wartime remains repatriated to US

Update: April, 17/2015 - 09:14
Two boxes of remains from the 118th Joint Field Activities from February to April were handed over to the US side. — Photo giaoduc.net.vn

DA NANG (VNS) — A ceremony was held at Da Nang Airport in the central city of Da Nang yesterday to repatriate remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Viet Nam.

It was attended by a representative from the Viet Nam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP); Rena Bitters, the US Consul General in HCM City; and representatives from the US Defence Attache Office, the Defence Prisoner of War Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the US Mising in Action (MIA) Office in Ha Noi.

Two boxes of remains from the 118th Joint Field Activities from February to April were handed over to the US side.

The remains were reviewed by Viet Nam and US forensic specialists who believe they are associated with the US servicemen missing during the war. They will be taken to Hawaii for further review.

Addressing the Repatriation Ceremony, the US Government representative expressed deep gratitude for the steadfast humanitarian policy, goodwill and increasingly efficient co-operation of the Viet Nam Government and people.

This is the 134th hand-over of American missing servicemen's remains since 1973. — VNS

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