US soldier's remains flown home from Cambodia

Other News Materials 1 March 2008 14:57 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - The remains of a US soldier believed to have been missing in action since the Vietnam War period were flown home from Cambodia Saturday.

The unidentified soldier's remains are the 29th of a total of 55 US military personnel recovered who went missing in action in the South-east Asian nation during the late 1960's and early 1970's.

The soldier's remains were found in the Thai border province of Koh Kong, more than 300 kilometres south-west of the capital, the US embassy in Phnom Penh said.

It said the remains were being flown to a military facility in Hawaii in an effort to identify them before being awarded a full military funeral.