A ceremony to hand over US servicemen's remains to the US side. (Source: dantri.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) - A ceremony was held at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang on June 28 to repatriate remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper reported. 

The ceremony saw the presence of representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP), the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the US Defense Attache Office, the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the US MIA Office in Hanoi. 

Two sets of remains found during the 123rd Joint Field Activities from May to June this year were handed over to the US side. 

The remains had been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnam and US forensic specialists that they might be associated with the US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam and were recommended to bring to Hawaii, the United States, for further verification.

Speaking at the ceremony, the US Government representative appreciated Vietnam’s humanitarian policy, good-will and the effective collaboration of the Vietnamese Government and people. 

The search for the remains of US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between the Governments of Vietnam and the US. 

This is the 138th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA