Viet Nam Veterans of America (VVA) has provided five more files of information relating to more than 180 Vietnamese soldiers who died during the American war.
HA NOI —
Jack G. Devine, Vice President of the not-for-profit corporation, presented the files to the president of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisations, Vu Xuan Hong, yesterday.
According to Devine, the information was collected after a film describing a VVA delegation tour of Viet Nam a year ago was screened in the US, drawing the attention of US veterans.
He said his delegation would continue making films on its working visits to Viet Nam to help US audiences, especially war veterans, understand more about Viet Nam and to strengthen mutual trust.
Speaking at a reception for the VVA delegation, Hong emphasised the important role of the US war veterans in implementing the "Veterans' Initiative" project during the past 15 years.
The project has provided Viet Nam with information relating to about 9,700 Vietnamese soldiers killed or missing in action. This helped in the collection of the remains of nearly 1,000 Vietnamese soldiers.
The information exchange had helped ease the pain of the war and boosted relationships between war veterans and the people in both countries, Hong said.
The two sides pledged to step up the exchange of information in the search for soldiers missing in action. — VNS