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Vietnam turned over to the United States what was believed to be the remains of an American pilot killed in the Vietnam War. American officials in Bangkok, Thailand, said the remains will be flown from Hanoi to Honolulu for analysis by the U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory. Maj. Virginia Pribyla, spokeswoman for the U.S. Pacific Command, said she could give no information about the remains except that the Vietnamese had provided a name based on their preliminary analysis. A Pentagon statement said the “U.S. hopes this represents just one of many continued steps to resolve this longstanding humanitarian issue.” Vietnam has pledged to resolve the MIA issue by the end of 1987.


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