Present at the ceremony included representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) and the Consulate General of the US in HCM City, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.
The Vietnamese representatives handed over to the US one box of remains which were turned in by Vietnamese people and recovered by joint teams during the 113rd Joint Field Activities from October to December 2013.
The remain had been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnamese and US forensic specialists that they might be related to the US servicemen missing during the Vietnam war and were recommended to be brought to Hawaii island, the US, for further review.
US Government representative spoke highly of the humanitarian policy, goodwill and effective cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people.
The search for the remains of US servicemen missing during the Vietnam War indicates a humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese and US Governments.
This is the 129th hand-over of remains of US servicemen since 1973.