One of the transfers of American servicemen’s remains (Source: Dan tri)
Hanoi  (VNA) – A set of remains believed to be of a US serviceman who went missing in action during the Vietnam War was handed over to US officials at a ceremony at Da Nang International Airport on April 12.

The remains were discovered during the 122nd joint field activity between Vietnam and the US, which was conducted from February to April 2016, Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper reported.

The remains will be sent to Hawaii for further examination.

Addressing the ceremony, a US Government official praised the humanitarian policies, goodwill and cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people.

Searching for the remains of US servicemen in Vietnam is part of humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese and US Governments. This is the 137th transfer of American servicemen’s remains since 1973.

The two-decade long Vietnam War claimed the lives of 58,000 Americans and at least three million Vietnamese.

Vietnam is still looking for the remains of hundreds of thousands of its own dead and missing.-VNA