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US veterans provide five files on VN martyrs

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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has provided five more files of information relating to over 180 Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives during the anti-US resistance war.

VVA Vice Chairman Jack G. Devine presented the files to the President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong in Hanoi on March 24.

According to Devine, the information for the files was collected after a film describing a VVA delegation’s tour of Vietnam one year ago was screened on television, drawing the attention of the US audience, including veterans who had fought in the war in Vietnam .

He said his delegation will continue making films on its working visits to Vietnam with the aim of helping US audiences, especially war veterans, understand more about the current Vietnamese reality, as well as to strengthen mutual trust between the two sides in collecting more information on fallen Vietnamese soldiers.

Speaking at the reception for the VVA delegation, VUFO President Hong emphasised the important role of the US war veterans in implementing the “Veterans’ Initiative” project over the past 15 years.

The project has provided Vietnam with information relating to nearly 9,700 Vietnamese servicemen killed or went missing during the war and helped the country collect remains of nearly 1,000 martyrs.

This information exchange has helped ease the pains of the war as well as boost the relationship between the two countries’ war veterans and people, Hong said.

The two sides pledged to step up the exchange of information and cooperation in searching for missing in action (MIAs), making practical contributions to addressing the war consequences./.
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