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 Noi Bai International Airport on Nov. 30.

Attending the ceremony were representatives from the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel, the US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak and representatives from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

At the ceremony, the Vietnamese Government Representative handed over to the US Government representative three boxes of remains recovered during the 101st Joint Field Activities from September to November 2010 and turned over to by Vietnamese people.

Those remains were Jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnamese and US forensic specialists that they might be associated with the US servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam and recommended to be brought to Hawaii, the US, for further review.

This is the 117th handover of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.

Addressing the ceremony, the US side expressed deep gratitude and high appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, goodwill and the increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people./.