BANGKOK, Thailand — A U.S. military team will go to Hanoi today to receive the remains of three people who Vietnam says were Americans killed in the Vietnam War, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday.
The visit follows recent visits to Hanoi by American officials trying to break a deadlock on resolving the fates of 1,776 Americans listed as missing in Vietnam.
Embassy spokesman Ross Petzing said the 14-member group will fly to Hanoi aboard a U.S. Air Force jet, spend about three hours on the ground and go to Honolulu with the remains.
Petzing declined to reveal the possible identities of the dead but said the victims' next of kin have been notified. The remains will be taken to the U.S. Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu for analysis and positive identification, he said.