14/12/2015 08:34 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Repatriation of US Servicemen’s remains

On December 12th 2015, the Repatriation Ceremony of remains of U.S servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam was held at Noi Bai International Airport, Vietnam. Attending the Ceremony, for the Vietnamese side were representatives from the Board of  Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) and, for the U.S. side, were U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, representative of the U.S. Defense Attaché Office, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the U.S. MIA Office in Hanoi.

The Vietnamese side’s representative handed over to the U.S. side 04 (four) boxes of remains which were handed over by Vietnamese people and recovered by joint teams during the 121st  Joint Field Activities from October to December, 2015.
The remains have been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnam and U.S. forensic specialists that they might be associated with the U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam and were recommended to bring to Hawaii, the United States, for further review.

Addressing at the Repatriation Ceremony, the U.S. Government representative expressed deep gratitude and appreciation for the steadfast humanitarian policy, good-will and the increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people.

The seeking of the remains of U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese Government and the U.S. Government. This is the 137th hand-over of American missing servicemen’s remains since 1973./.