Vietnam repatriates 2 possible remains of US MIAs

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The repatriation ceremony takes place at Da Nang International Airport on September 9, 2015. Photo credit: Vietnam Plus The repatriation ceremony takes place at Da Nang International Airport on September 9, 2015. Photo credit: Vietnam Plus

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Vietnamese officials have sent what are believed to be the remains of two American servicemen who went missing in action during the Vietnam War, Vietnam Plus reported Wednesday.
The repatriation ceremony took place at Da Nang International Airport on Wednesday, the news website said.
The remains were recovered during the 120th Joint Field Activity, which was conducted from July to September this year.
A joint analysis of the remains by Vietnamese and US forensic specialists concluded that they might be that of two US soldiers listed as missing in action in Vietnam, and recommended the remains be sent to Hawaii for further examination.
Addressing the ceremony, a US government representative expressed appreciation for the humanitarian policy, goodwill and cooperation of the Vietnamese government and people in repatriating the remains of US servicemen and women.
This is the 136th repatriation since 1973.
Vietnam is still looking for the remains of hundreds of thousands of its own dead and MIAs.
The two-decade long Vietnam War claimed the lives of 58,000 Americans and at least three million Vietnamese.

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