Repatriation ceremony held for US servicemen’s remains

Representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP), Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in  Vietnam Caryn McClelland, the Military Attaché of the US Embassy in Hanoi, and representatives of the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi attended the ceremony.

(VNF) - Four sets of US servicemen's remains were handed over to the US on December 13. The remains were found in Dien Bien, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, and Quang Ninh during the 129th Joint Field Activities, conducted from October to December 2017.

Repatriation ceremony held for US servicemen’s remains

The repatriation ceremony (source: US Embassy)

Addressing the event, the US Government representative expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, good-will and the efficient cooperation of the Government and people of Vietnam.

The remains had been 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 be sent to Hawaii, the US, for further review.

This is the 142nd hand-over of missing American servicemen’s remains since 1973.

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