Saturday, July 16, 2005

Remains of 455 VN soldiers repatriated to Vietnam

An Giang, July 15 (VNA) - Remains of 455 volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the battlefields of Cambodia were repatriated to the southern border province of An Giang.

Thousands of local people joined provincial leaders at a ceremony to rebury these volunteer soldiers at Doc Nui Ba Dac cemetery in Tinh Bien's Thoi Son commune.

Over the past five months, a working group of military zone 9, with troops in An Giang province, cooperated with local authorities, army units and people in the Kandal and Takeo provinces of Cambodia to search for remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers.

A total of 1,307 sets of remains have been so far repatriated by working groups from military zone 9. -Enditem-


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