A repatriation ceremony of remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at the Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang.

Attending the event were representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and the Consulate General of the US in HCM City , the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.

The Vietnamese representatives handed over to the US side three boxes of remains which were turned in by Vietnamese people and recovered by joint teams during the 112 th Joint Field Activities from July to September, 2013.

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

Addressing at the ceremony, a US Government representative expressed deep gratitude and high appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, good-will and increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people.

The seeking of the remains of US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is a humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese and US Governments. This is the 128 th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA