Repatriation ceremony for suspected remains of US serviceman

Update: 10:43 | 25/09/2020
A repatriation ceremony for a set of remains suspected to belong to a US serviceman missing during the war in Vietnam took place in Ha Noi on September 24.
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repatriation ceremony for suspected remains of us serviceman
US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink at the event. (Photo: US Embassy)

The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel, US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink, and representatives from the US Missing in Action (MIA) Office in Ha Noi.

This set of remains was unearthed during the 140th field activity between July and September.

It was unilaterally examined and concluded by Vietnamese forensic specialists that it might be linked with US servicemen missing during the war. The remains were recommended to be brought to Hawaii, the US, for further examination.

Addressing the ceremony, US Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink appreciated the Vietnamese Government and people’s full and effective cooperation in the MIA mission, pledging continued support for the Southeast Asian nation in solving war consequences.

The search for remains of US servicemen missing in action in Vietnam is a humanitarian cooperation activity between the Vietnamese and US Governments. This was the 154th hand-over of missing US servicemen’s remains since 1973.

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(Source: VNA)