President Truong Tan Sang on October 12 attended a memorial service dedicated to 36 soldiers who died in Long Khanh town, the southern province of Dong Nai , during the US war.

The soldiers, belonging to Regiments 95 and 5 of the Infantry Division 5, laid down their lives during an attack on the US troops’ Hoang Dieu military base in the early morning of May 18, 1969.

Prior to 1975, Long Khanh was the US troops’ key outpost housing important bases like the Hoang Dieu site.

The remains of these brave soldiers were found in a mass grave 200m from the base on September 13 this year.

Following the memorial service, the remains were laid to rest in the Long Khanh Martyrs’ Cemetery.-VNA