A repatriation ceremony for remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at Noi Bai International Airport on December 6.

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

The Vietnamese side’s representative handed over to the US side two boxes of remains which were recovered during the 117 th Joint Field Activities from October to December, 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 will be brought to Hawaii for further review.

Addressing at the ceremony, the US Government representative expressed deep gratitude to and high appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, goodwill 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 two Governments. This is the 133 th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA