Burial service held for Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Cambodia

VOV.VN - A reburial service for the remains of 18 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who gave their lives in Cambodia took place on May 24 at the martyrs’ cemetery in Duc Co district in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai.

The remains were found in the Cambodian provinces of Ratanakiri, Stung Treng, and Preah Vihear during the 2021 to 2022 dry season by Group K52 of the Gia Lai Military Command.

Colonel Le Tuan Hien of the Gia Lai Military Command said this represents an important mission as it clearly demonstrates the current generation’s sentiments, responsibility, and gratitude to the volunteer soldiers, all of whom sacrificed their lives to help Cambodia escape from the genocidal regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.

The search and repatriation of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who passed away during the conflict in Cambodia first started back in 2000.

After 21 years, with great assistance from the Royal Cambodian Army and  local authorities, remains of over 1,400 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers have since been found and reburied in Vietnam.