Dong Thap, An Giang hold memorial services for fallen soldiers

Ceremonies to commemorate and rebury remains of Vietnamese soldiers during wartime took place in the Mekong Delta provinces of Dong Thap and An Giang on July 20.

In Dong Thap, following a solemn requiem, 85 remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts, who died in Cambodia, were reburied at the Tam Nong district martyr cemetery. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Chanh Tha, deputy governor of Cambodia’s Prey Veng province, stressed the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia, adding that Prey Veng province will continue supporting the searching and repatriation of Vietnamese soldiers’ remains there.

Since 2001, search team K91 under the Dong Thap military command has carried out 17 searches, unearthing 1,713 sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts.

In An Giang, a memorial and reburial service was held for 168 volunteer soldiers, who fell down during wartime.

Search team K90 of Military Zone 9 and K93 of the An Giang Military High Command found these remains during the 2017 – 2018 dry season. 

Of the 168 sets of remains, 130 were unearthed in Cambodia, while the remainder in Vietnam.

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