Vietnam transfers remains of fallen Americans in ceremony: see the photos

A repatriation ceremony honoring U.S. personnel that went missing during the Vietnam War was held on Tuesday at Da Nang International Airport.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Romel Pajimula and Senior Col. Nguyen Huu Luong from the Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Persons signed transfer requirements prior to witnessing the ceremony.

DPAA Repatriates Fallen Heroes from Vietnam

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Romel Pajimula, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) detachment commander, right, greets Senior Col. Nguyen Huu Luong, Vietnamese Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) Ministry of Defense deputy director, prior to witnessing a repatriation ceremony, Da Nang, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, July 8, 2018.  (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Remains, believed to be “associated” with U.S. servicemen from the war, were discovered during the 131st Joint Field Activities from May to July and presented to the U.S. during the ceremony, Dantri International News reported.

DPAA Repatriates Fallen Heroes from Vietnam

U.S. service members, assigned to DPAA, render salute during a repatriation ceremony.  (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Military personnel from both sides exchanged formalities.

DPAA Repatriates Fallen Heroes from Vietnam

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jacklyn Sosa, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) team sergeant, renders a salute to Lt. Col. Romel Pajimula, DPAA detachment commander, prior to commencing a repatriation ceremony.  (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Servicemen with the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency covered caskets containing the remains with American flags.

DPAA Repatriates Fallen Heroes from Vietnam

U.S. service members, assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), carry a transfer case.  (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

The symbolic ceremony was a part of DPAA’s mission to provide closure to the families of missing soldiers.

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