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6/14/2018 4:16:04 PM

Remains of 25 fallen Vietnamese soldiers brought home from Laos

The remains of 25 Vietnamese soldiers who died during wartime in Laos were repatriated from Oudomsay province, Laos, on June 14th.

At the event. (Photos: VNA)

The event was attended by Vice Political Commissar of Vietnam’s Military Zone 2 and Head of the zone’s Steering Committee 1237 Pham Duc Duyen, and Governor of Oudomsay province Khamphieng Yachongva, among others.

This is the second repatriation conducted during the 2017-2018 dry season by the Military Zone 2’s team for the search and repatriation of martyrs’ remains in collaboration with the Special Working Committee of six northern provinces of Laos, including Oudomsay, Luang Prabang, Xayabouly, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha and Bokeo.

The sets of remains were discovered within some caves in Pack U district of Luangprabang province and Muang Nga district of Oudomxay province from January to June 2018.

Personal belongings of the fallen soldiers were unearthed with the remains, including soles of shoes, water containers and cartridges.

The Search and Collection Team of the Military Zone 2 collected the remains of 25 unknown Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who died in Laos during the wartime.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen The Giang from the Search and Collection Team says according to local people, Vietnamese soldiers used the caves as a base to conduct their fighting from during the past war.

A memorial  and reburial seremony for the fallen heroes will be held at Tong Khao cemetery, Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, on June 15th.

Earlier, nine sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers were found and repatriated from Oudomsay province in January./.

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