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US to Send Off Remains of Missing Serviceman

The US will hold a ceremony Saturday to fly out the remains of an American serviceman missing in action since the Vietnam War and recently recovered, an embassy official said Thursday.

A US team found the remains during searches in Ratanakkiri province and Koh Tang, a US embassy statement said.

They will be flown to Hawaii and analyzed, the statement said.

"At this point, the search teams believe the remains are associated with one US serviceman," US Embassy spokesman Jeff Daigle said.

About 55 Americans remain unrecovered, he said, but Cambodian cooperation had allowed for the repatriation of the remains of 29 Americans.