Remains of 91 Vietnamese martyrs returned from Cambodian battlefields

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Servicemen from the Kien Giang Military Command interred the remains of 91 Vietnamese martyrs who died in Cambodia while assisting the neighboring country in defeating the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.


A ceremony was also held at the Hon Dat War Martyrs Cemetery on July 28 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).


The repatriated martyrs were unearthed by search teams from the Kien Giang Military Command's K-92 team, Nhan Dan reported.


Since 2001, the team has been conducting its work with help from Cambodian civilians and authorities.


So far, the team has repatriated the remains of 1,663 Vietnamese soldiers and military advisors who died in Cambodia.


Colonel Ngo Van Long said Cambodian officials and monks have organized requiem ceremonies to honor Vietnamese martyrs and express gratitude for their sacrifices.


At the ceremony, Ken So Tha, deputy head of Kep Province (which borders Kien Giang) thanked the Vietnamese people who helped Cambodia rid itself of the genocidal regime.


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