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US servicemen’s remains repatriated

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A ceremony was held at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang on April 16 to repatriate remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam.

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP), Ms. Rena Bitters, the US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, and representatives of the US Defense Attache Office, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.

Two boxes of remains from the 118th Joint Field Activities from February to April, 2015 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 review.

Addressing at the Repatriation Ceremony, the US Government representative expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, good-will and the increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnam 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 134 th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA
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