World : Vietnam Hands Over Remains of 25

From Times wire services

Vietnam today handed over 25 sets of remains believed to be those of Americans missing in action during the Vietnam War, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said.

A U.S. Air Force C-141 transport plane flew to Hanoi from Bangkok to pick up the remains, which were to be flown to Honolulu for identification, said U.S. Embassy spokesman Ross Petzing. The return of the remains was the eighth in a series of repatriations that began in August, 1987, after special presidential envoy John Vessey visited Hanoi and persuaded the Vietnamese to be more cooperative in accounting for American MIAs.