Live program on Ho Chi Minh Sea Route

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Live program on Ho Chi Minh Sea Route

Photo: Trong Hai

A get together on the Ho Chi Minh Sea Route was broadcast live from Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau on October 23.

The program was jointly held by the Naval High Command and Vietnam Television (VTV).

A decade of heroic fighting against US aggressors on the sea was depicted by the sailors, who were steering anonymous ships and through a number of documentary films.

50 years ago, the Politburo decided to establish Mission 759, the precursor to Brigade 125, to open a strategic marine route to transport supplies to the Southern battlefields.

Participants in the event was moved to tears when touching some historic items and listening to stories told by Tran Phong, a person who recorded all the missions of more than 168 ships in 10 years and Ngo Van Tan, a mechanic of Phuong Dong 1, the first ship which had successfully archored in Vam Lung, Ca Mau.

Ho Kiem, involved in providing arms supplies for the 1968 Tet offensive, recalled challenges facing the crew of his ship at the time.

Half a century has past but the glory of the legendary sea route remains fresh in their minds, he said.

Source: VOV

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