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08/05/2019 - 14:30

Commemorating and reburying the remains of 18 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers sacrificed in Laos

On the morning of May 7, the Provincial Party Committee, the Provincial People's Council, the Provincial People's Committee, and the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee solemnly held a ceremony to commemorate and rebury the remains of 18 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts sacrificed in Laos at Hue City's Martyr Cemetery.

Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Mr. Bui Thanh Ha and the provincial leaders offer incense to heroic martyrs

The ceremony was attended by the leaders of Special Working Committee of the Government; Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs; Military Zone 4, and Laos’ provinces of Salavan and Sekong; Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Mr. Bui Thanh Ha; and Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Nguyen Dung.

These remains were found and repatriated by the Search and Collection Team 192 after more than seven months of operation in Laos. Among them, there is a martyr with information of his name and hometown; he is Luu Huu Tri, a martyr from Ha Nam, sacrificed on April 3, 1967. According to his family's wish, the remain of martyr Luu Huu Tri was reburied in Hue City's Martyr Cemetery along with other fellow martyrs whose names are still unknown.

Up to now, the Search and Collection Team 192 has found and reburied more than 800 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts sacrificed in the Laos battlefield.

This activity will be implemented by Thua Thien Hue province and Laos in the coming time, as there are hundreds of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts still lying somewhere in Laos.

Photos captured by Thua Thien Hue Online at the ceremony:

The provincial leaders and a large number of people attend the memorial service

Martyr Luu Huu Tri’s family emotionally received his remain after more than 50 years

Armed forces say farewell to the teammates at the memorial service 

The martyrs are repatriated to the motherland

A large number of officials, and people offer incense to every grave of martyrs after the burial ceremony

Story and photos: Thai Binh

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