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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Remains of 7 Repatriated from Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam - Officials say remains believed to be those of seven American servicemen killed during the Vietnam War have been sent back to the United States from central Vietnam.

Ron Ward of the U.S. MIA office in Vietnam says the remains were loaded onto a U.S. military aircraft at Danang airport Monday and flown to a laboratory in Hawaii for identification.

The remains were recovered over the last two months from sites in Vietnam.

Nearly 1,800 U.S. servicemen are still unaccounted for throughout Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975. Of those, 1,353 are believed to be in Vietnam.

An estimated 58,000 Americans and 3 million Vietnamese were killed in the war.
I'd sure like to know more about those seven guys. Where were they found? And how? Surely, somebody didn't just stumble over their bodies while out for a stroll.