The remains of 20 Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who sacrificed their lives in Laos during wartime were laid to rest at the Dong Tam international martyrs’ cemetery in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa on May 8.
Vietnam and Laos have held talks in Luang Prabang province, Laos, to review the joint efforts in searching for remains of Vietnamese soldier and expert volunteers killed on duty during wartime in the neighbouring country.
As many as 26 sets of remains of martyrs, who were Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts laying down their lives during wartime in Laos, were unearthed and collected during the dry season from October 2018 to May 2019.
Eight single graves and a mass grave filled with soldiers who died during wars against the French and US have been found in the southern province of Dong Nai so far this year.
Ho Chi Minh City held a service at the martyrs’ cemetery of Cu Chi district on June 5 to rebury 14 sets of remains of soldiers who died in the southeastern region during the war against the US.
Steering board 1237 of southern Binh Phuoc province will step up the search for and repatriation of martyrs’ remains by collecting information.
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.