A ceremony was held at Da Nang International Airport on Wednesday to repatriate what are believed to be the remains of three American servicemen who went missing in action (MIA) during the Vietnam War.
The remains were set to be transported to Hawaii, where they will undergo DNA testing to try to confirm their identities.
The remains were recovered during the 114th Joint Field Activity (JFA), which took place from February 17 to April 2 with four excavation teams in the provinces of Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh, Khanh Hoa, Gia Lai and Kon Tum, according to Colonel Dao Xuan Kinh, deputy director of Vietnam's Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP).
This is the 130th repatriation of U.S. remains from Vietnam since 1973.
The same day, a similar ceremony was held in Cambodia to repatriate the remains believed to be of three American servicemen missing in action during the Vietnam War.
Some 90 Americans were listed as missing in action in Cambodia from the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975, but the remains of only 37 have been recovered and identified, AP reported.
The latest sets of remains were found in eastern Kampong Cham Province, according to AP.
The US dropped more bombs on Indochina during the Vietnam War than all the bombs dropped by all sides on all fronts in the entirety of World War II.
Vietnam is still looking for the remains of hundreds of thousands of its own dead and MIAs.
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