The central province of Nghe An held a memorial and burial service for the remains of 65 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who laid down their lives in Lao battlefields during wartime.
VOV.VN - On May 14, the remains of 30 Vietnamese soldiers who died in liberating the Cambodian people from the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s were laid at their final resting place in the homeland.
VOV.VN - Central Thua Thien-Hue province held a solemn ceremony on May 13 to rebury 15 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died in Laos during the past war.
A memorial service was held at Road 9 National Martyrs Cemetery in central Quang Tri province on May 12 for 37 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts whose remains had just been brought back to Vietnam from Laos.
A ceremony was held at a martyr cemetery in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on May 11 to rebury the remains of 15 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts who died in the Cambodian battlefield during wartime.
Thirty five sets of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who died in Laos were reburied in a martyr cemetery in Bo Trach district of the central province of Quang Binh on May 11.
Turkish warplanes hit targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on May 8, military sources said, as three soldiers and 12 militants were reported killed in separate clashes over the weekend.
VOV.VN - The remains of 19 Vietnamese servicemen missing in action from the past war with the US have been returned from Laos and laid to rest in Ha Tinh, military officials have announced.
“The Ride of the Brothers” (ROtB), a US non-governmental organisation, has handed over dossiers on five sites believed to house mass graves of Vietnamese soldiers who died during the Vietnam war to the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence.
Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith met delegations of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association (VLFA) and the Liaison Board for the Association of the Former Vietnamese Volunteer Soldiers and Experts in Laos, in Hanoi on April 26.
The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a requiem for martyrs who laid down their lives for national liberation and defence in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on April 18.
The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 13 held a burial service for the remains of 27 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who lost their lives in Laos.
A music and dance performance encouraging naval soldiers who live far from home took place in Hanoi on April 9.
Troops from the US and the Philippines have begun an annual military exercise called Balikatan (Shoulder to Shoulder) after a ceremony held in Manila on April 4.
The remains of 29 Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives during the US war were reburied in Khanh Binh commune, An Phu district, in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, between March 22-30.
VOV.VN - The Military Zone 9 has repatriated the remains of 6,489 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts killed during wartime in Cambodia. However, the remains of 1,000 of them are still in the country.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee launched the “2016 Olympic Day Run for public health” on Ly Son island district on March 20, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper.
A requiem for Vietnamese soldiers, who died during a battle to defend Gac Ma Island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago in March 1988, was held at Khuong Viet Pagoda in France on March 13.
A book, written by one of only a dozen survivors of the 1968 My Lai massacre, was published on the 48th anniversary of the infamous incident.
Vietnamese soldiers stationed on Sinh Ton Island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, rescued a Philippine fisherman while he was drifting off the island on Monday, the first day of Tet (Lunar New Year).