143rd Repatriation of American Servicemen’s Remains from Viet Nam
Publish date 18-04-2018 16:56

A ceremony to repatriate the remains believed to be of three American servicemen who died during the Viet Nam War was held at Da Nang International Airport on 15 April.  Representatives of the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) attended the ceremony.  Also attendance was Ms. Mary Tarnowka, the US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.

A ceremony at Da Nang International Airport  to repatriate the remains of American serviceman who died during the Viet Nam War

Three sets of remains, which were found during the 130th Joint Field Activity (JFA) of JPAC and VNOSMP in Viet Nam from February to April 2018, were handed over to representatives of the US government for repatriation to Hawaii for further identification.

Addressing the ceremony, a representative of the US government spoke highly of the steadfast humanitarian policy, good-will, and increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese government and people.

This is the 143rd hand-over of American servicemen’s remains since the end of US combat involvement in 1973.

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