Reburial service for remains of fallen soldiers held in Kien Giang hinh anh 1At the memorial and reburial ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) –
A memorial and reburial ceremony for 39 sets of remains of Vietnamese fallen soldiers was held on February 1 in the southern province of Kien Giang.

During the resistance war, thousands of students registered to join the army, including secondary school students from the central radio post office. They were enrolled in Company 4, Battalion 20, Division 338.

When marching to the battlefield of the south west, the unit was renamed to T70 line of Military Region 9.

In May 1971, while moving to Kenh Xang area (also known as Tram Duong area) in My Lam commune, Hon Dat district, the unit was surrounded by the enemy and 39 soldiers laid down their lives.

While delivering the funeral oration, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Do Thanh Binh expressed his gratitude to the soldiers who scarified their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom.-VNA