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

The June 24 ceremony was attended by representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP), and representatives from the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the US Defense Attache Office, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.

Three boxes of remains from the 119th Joint Field Activities from May to June, 2015 were handed over to the US side.
The remains were 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, goodwill and the increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people.

The seeking of the remains of US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese Government and the US Government.

This is the 135th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.-VNA