Tuesday, December 11 2018

VietNamNews

Remains of US servicemen repatriated

Update: April, 17/2018 - 09:00
A ceremony to repatriate remains of US servicemen missing in action during the war in Việt Nam took place at Đà Nẵng international airport on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.— Photo baodanang.vn

HÀ NỘI — A ceremony to repatriate remains of US servicemen missing in action during the war in Việt Nam took place at Đà Nẵng international airport on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Attending the ceremony were representatives from the Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Persons, US Consul General in HCM City Mary Tarnowka, and delegates from the Vietnamese Defence Ministry and the US MIA Office in Hà Nội. 

The Vietnamese side handed over to the US side three sets of remains found during the 130th joint search from February–April 2018. Forensic experts have examined the remains and suggested sending them to Hawaii for further verification. 

Speaking at the event, a representative from the US government spoke highly of Việt Nam’s humanitarian policy as well as the full and increasingly effective co-operation of the Vietnamese Government and people. 

It was the 143th hand-over of remains of US servicemen missing in action since 1973. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:

See also: