The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Apr 14, 2008 20:20:17 EDT
HANOI, Vietnam — Officials said remains believed to be those of seven American servicemen killed during the Vietnam War have been sent back to the U.S. from central Vietnam.
Ron Ward of the U.S. MIA office in Vietnam said the remains were loaded onto a U.S. military aircraft at Da Nang 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. troops 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.