PHNOM PENH, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Remains, which are recovered in Cambodia and thought to be those of missing American soldiers, will be repatriated to the United States on Wednesday, U.S. Embassy here said in a statement Tuesday.
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William E. Todd and Sieng Lapresse, First Vice-Chairman of the Cambodia Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Committee, will preside over a repatriation ceremony to honor the recovery of possible remains believed to belong to missing U.S. military service members found in Kampong Cham province, said the statement.
The Embassy said that 90 American soldiers were originally missing in Cambodia during the Vietnam War in the 1970s. Thirty- seven individuals have been recovered and identified, while 53 remain missing.
Besides the U.S., Cambodia has also allowed Vietnam to search the remains of its troops who had lost their lives in the country.