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Kien Giang (VNA) – The southern province of Kien Giang on July 18 held a ceremony to commemorate rebury the remains of 51 Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who laid down their lives in Cambodia during wartime.

As many as 41 remains were found in the Kampot province of Cambodia in the 2016-2017 dry season by Group K92 of the Kien Giang Military Command, while 10 remains were discovered in the Vietnamese province.

Since 2011, Group K92 has found a total of 1,940 remains of Vietnamese fallen soldiers in the four Cambodian provinces of Kampot, Kep, Sihanoukville and Koh Kong.

In southern Dong Nai province, memorial and reburial services were held on July 17-18 for the remains of seven fallen soldiers during the anti-US war. The remains were found in the province.

Meanwhile, remains of 22 soldiers of the An Dien battle in 1974 were found by the Binh Duong Military Command on July 18. The remains were of soldiers of the Division 7 and 9 of the Military Zone 4.

The memorial and burial service for the soldiers will be held on July 26 and 27 while search for the other remains in the province is underway.-VNA