The remains were found and collected in the 2015-2016 dry season by the Search and Collection Team 192 of the Thua Thien-Hue provincial Military Command.
At the reburial ceremony, Thua Thien-Hue provincial leaders highlighted the service and sacrifice made by the fallen soldiers for Vietnam and Laos’ independence and freedom. Their sacrifice demonstrated the solidarity and special friendship between the two countries.
They called on further support from local authorities and people in Salavan and Sekong in searching and repatriating Vietnamese martyrs’ remains home.
Over the last 10 years, with enormous assistance of Lao Party, Government and people, the Search and Collection Team 192 has collected and repatriated remains of more than 800 Vietnamese soldiers and experts.