A ceremony to repatriate the remains believed to be of two American servicemen who died during the Viet Nam War was held at Da Nang International Airport on 8 July. Representatives of the Board of Directors of Viet Nam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the US MIA Office in Ha Noi attended the ceremony.
Also attendance was Ms. Mary Tarnowka, the US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, and Colonel Tuan Ton, Defence Attache of the US Embassy in Ha Noi.
A ceremony at Da Nang International Airport to repatriate the remains of American serviceman who died during the Viet Nam War
Two sets of remains, which were found during the 131st Joint Field Activity (JFA) in Viet Nam from May to July 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 144th hand-over of American servicemen’s remains since the end of US combat involvement in 1973.