Repatriation of U.S servicemen's remains

(Mofa) In the afternoon of June 24th, 2009, the Repatriation Ceremony of remains of U.S. servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at Danang International Airport, Danang City, Vietnam.
Attending the Ceremony, for the Vietnamese side were Representatives from Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and, for the U.S. side, Charge d’Affairs to Vietnam, Mrs. Virginia Palmer, Representatives from Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) and crew of the UNNS Bruce Heezen Oceanographic Survey Ship that participated for the first time in the MIA operations off the coast of Vietnam during the 95th Joint Field Activities (JFA).
After signing the Process-Verbal, the Vietnamese Government Representative handed over to the U.S Government Representative 02 boxes of remains which were recovered during the 95th JFA from May to June, 2009.
Those remains have been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnamese and U.S. forensic specialists that they might be associated with the U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam and recommended for further review in Hawaii, U.S. This is the 110th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.
Addressing the Repatriation ceremony, the U.S. Government Representative expressed deep gratitude and high appreciation for the consistent humanitarian policy, good-will and efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people, in particularly, the permission of the first-ever participation of the UNNS Bruce Heezen Oceanographic Survey Ship in searching several U.S. MIA underwater sites off the coast of Vietnam./.