Accordingly, the Vietnamese side handed over to the U.S. two boxes of remains which were recovered by joint and unilateral excavation teams during the 136th Joint Field Activities from July to September 2019.

The remains had been jointly reviewed and concluded by Vietnamese and U.S. forensic specialists in Da Nang city that they might be associated with the U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam. The remains will be taken to Hawaii, the U.S.A., for verification.


Speaking at the ceremony, the U.S. Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour expressed deep gratitude and high appreciation for the full and increasingly efficient cooperation of the Vietnamese Government and people in this work.

She also underlined that the U.S. pledges to further support Vietnam in dealing with war-left consequences in the country.

The search for the remains of U.S. servicemen missing during the war in Vietnam is humanitarian cooperation between the Vietnamese and U.S. Governments.

This was the 151st hand-over of U.S. missing servicemen’s remains since 1973.

Translated by Chung Anh