The repatriation ceremony at Da Nang International Airport on June 23, 2019. (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
The repatriated remains were found during the 135th Joint Field Activity from May to June this year. They were examined by forensic experts from two countries who concluded that they could belong to a US soldier designated missing in action during the Vietnam War.
The remains will be transferred to Hawaii for further tests. US Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said at the ceremony that bilateral relations are now at their peak. He appreciated the Vietnamese Government, localities and people for their cooperation in the MIA-related work, pledging to continue assisting the country in war aftermath settlement.