Vietnam returns 2 US soldiers' remains

By Thanh Tam   June 30, 2022 | 07:53 pm PT
Vietnam returns 2 US soldiers' remains
The remains of a U.S. soldier in a flag-draped coffin at a repatriation ceremony in Da Nang in July, 2021. Photo by Vietnam News Agency
Vietnam handed over two sets of remains suspected to belong to American soldiers who died in the Vietnam War to U.S. representatives on Thursday.

The Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Persons held a handover ceremony in Da Nang City attended by officials from the U.S. embassy and the U.S. office for searching for soldiers missing in action in Hanoi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The remains were found following a joint search by the two sides over the last five months.

They were examined by Vietnamese and American forensic experts, who concluded they might belong to American soldiers from the Vietnam War (1955 – 1975).

The remains will be sent to Hawaii, the U.S., for further examination.

The search for missing U.S. soldiers' remains is an ongoing activity Vietnam has engaged in since 1988.

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