A Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) delegation has arrived in Viet Nam to provide information about 21 Vietnamese soldiers missing in action during the war.
The documents include photos taken from airplanes, maps re-drawn for battles in Quang Nam Province in September 1970, Da Nang in February 1969, and Thua Thien-Hue in September 1969.
On behalf of the delegation, Mr. Jack Davine, VVA national vice president, expressed gratitude to the Vietnamese people who have helped his organization in MIA issues.
The organization’s Veterans Initiative Task Force has made 18 working trips to Viet Nam in the past 13 years, providing documents about 9,000 Vietnamese soldiers missing in action during the war. Thanks to them, excavations have produced more than 900 Vietnamese remains.
VVA has also provided updated scientific information about the toxic defoliant Agent Orange’s impacts on human beings and the environment in Viet Nam.
Formed in 1978, VVA, an organization chartered by the U.S. Congress, has made contributions to the normalization of relations between the two countries. It has about 60,000 members.