US servicemen’s remains repatriated

(VNA) A repatriation ceremony of remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at the Da Nang International Airport on June 22.

Representatives from the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel, US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak and representatives from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command attended the function.

The Vietnamese government representative handed over to the US government representative three boxes of remains which were recovered during the 99 th Joint Field Activities from May to June 2010 and turned over by Vietnamese citizens.

Those 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 recommended to bring to Hawaii for further review.

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

This is the 114 th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973./.