Two Australian professors who fought in the US war in Vietnam presented items belonging to fallen Vietnamese soldiers to the Ministry of Defence in Hanoi on November 20.

The items, returned by Bob Hall and Derrill De Heer from the University of New South Wales , included a diary, learning material, a New Year’s greeting card with a poem by the late President Ho Chi Minh from 1969, a wallet, some photographs, two certificates of merit, and a wristwatch.

They were handed over to the Vietnam Military History Museum , which will coordinate with relevant agencies to investigate the artifacts, identify the original owners and return them to the soldiers’ families.

In recent years, delegations from the Australian university have carried out a number of humanitarian projects to help Vietnam locate the burying grounds of fallen Vietnamese soldiers.

They also returned a number of similar items to agencies under the Ministry of Defence.-VNA