US servicemen’s remains repatriated

A ceremony was held at Da Nang International Airport on Sunday to repatriate the remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam.

Attending the event were representatives from the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP), the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.

The Vietnamese representatives handed over to the US side two boxes of remains that were recovered during the 127th Joint Field Activities from April to June 2017. The US Government representative expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, good-will, and efficient cooperation of the Government and people of Vietnam. The search for remains of US servicemen missing since the war in Vietnam is a prime example of the humanitarian cooperation between the Governments of Vietnam and the US. This is the 141st hand-over of American missing servicemen's remains since 1973.

Source: VOV5