A repatriation ceremony for 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 on April 2.

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

The Vietnamese representative handed over to the US side three boxes of remains which were recovered by joint teams during the 114th Joint Field Activities from February to March 2014.

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 US, for further review.

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

The seeking of the remains of US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnam and US Governments. This is the 130th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA