Vietnam repatriates remains of three possible US MIAs

By Dieu Hien, Thanh Nien News

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A ceremony was held at Danang International Airport on Sunday to mark the repatriation of remains that are believed to belong to three American soldiers who went missing in action (MIA) in Vietnam.
The ceremony was held by Vietnam's Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) and the US Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC).
The remains were recovered during the 115th Joint Field Activity (JFA), which took place over the past several months in southern provinces, according to Colonel Dao Xuan Kinh, deputy director of VNOSMP.
The mission recovered the remains of two US servicemen who went missing in action during the Vietnam War (1954-1975) and of another during World War II.
This was the 131st time that the remains of US MIAs have been repatriated from Vietnam, he said.
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.
The US-waged Vietnam War claimed the lives of 58,000 Americans and at least three million Vietnamese.

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