On December 11th, the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), in collaboration with the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP), held its 147th Repatriation Ceremony at Danang International Airport.
During the ceremony, the Government of Vietnam transferred three sets of remains believed to be those of missing U.S. Service Members from the Vietnam War.
The United States Holds 147th Repatriation Ceremony.
These remains will be further examined in DPAA’s laboratory in Hawaii. The repatriation ceremony pays honor and respect to the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The three sets of remains were unilaterally turned over and recovered during the 133rd Joint Field Activity (JFA) in Vietnam. Seventy-six Americans and over two hundred of their Vietnamese partners worked together on sites in Nghe An, Quang Binh, and Thua Thien Hue Provinces.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of U.S.-Vietnam Sustained Operations to acknowledge three decades of cooperation, and the strong partnership between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on this humanitarian issue.