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When Tycoria Johnson told her family she was going to Vietnam to help recover the remains of an American killed there during the war, her mother was proud – but anxious. Seventeen years earlier, Johnson's father died in a helicopter crash on a similar mission to find some of the 1,600 U.S. servicemen and women killed in the Vietnam War whose bodies have still not been located.Johnson was on the mission with the U.S. agency in charge of recovering American remains around the world, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.It has been working in Vietnam for more than 30 years, before the former war foes established diplomatic ties in 1995 .That includes the pilot whose remains Johnson was looking for, though her team never found him.Instead she capped her mission at a stoic repatriation ceremony in Danang for three other soldiers whose remains found in Vietnam were placed in a box wrapped with an American flag to be shipped to the state of Delaware for DNA testing.DPAA works around the world to recover U.S. war missing.
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