Thirteen soldiers who died in the war against the US were reburied in central Binh Thuan provincial war martyr on July 2.
Earlier, a resident in An Thanh village, Binh An commune in Bac Binh district reported to authorities her finding of three sets of remains when she dug holes to plant fruit trees.
The provincial Military Command searched the area and found 10 more sets of remains together with personal items buried in three mass graves.
During the war against the US, the area was the site of many fierce battles between the revolutionary army and US and southern government forces.
Since the liberation of the south, Binh Thuan province has proactively carried out the search for fallen soldiers’ remains, with over 9,000 sets found in the locality so far.
As many as 67 collectives and 20 individuals in Binh Thuan were granted with the title of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces and the Heroic Mother title were bestowed to 1,563 local women in the locality for their contributions to the national struggle for independence.