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War martyrs laid to rest in Dong Nai province

Update: September, 01/2014 - 09:02
More than 100 martyrs who lost their lives in the war against the US were laid to rest in Nhon Trach district, in the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday.— Photo zingnews.org

DONG NAI (VNS) — More than 100 martyrs who lost their lives in the war against the US were laid to rest in Nhon Trach district, in the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday.

The burial was carried out following a three-year search for the martyrs' remains. At the event were President Truong Tan Sang, Permanent Member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Le Hong Anh, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh.

During the war against the US, the battlefields of Nhon Trach saw some of the most severe fighting in the southeastern region that led to the deaths of countless soldiers from all over Viet Nam, most of them still quite young.

On June 20, 2013, a mass grave containing the remains of more than 20 soldiers was discovered in Dong Nai. Last August 18, another grave was found with the remains of more than 100 martyrs. — VNS

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