The remains of 77 of 81 soldiers who died during the American War were moved to Sa Thay District martyrs' cemetery by the local People's Committee and Military Command in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum yesterday.
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The memorial and burial services for the soldiers are expected to be held as soon as possible.
The Sa Thay District Command discovered the unknown war martyrs' remains after a two-year search in a mass grave on top of Chu Tan Kra Mountain in the district's Sa Son Commune last month, said Tran Van Khanh, deputy chief of the command.
The soldiers were identified as belonging to Regiment 209 under Division 312, which mainly consisted of men from Ha Noi, Khanh said.
The remains of four soldiers including Nguyen Dinh Tam, Le Van Xuyen, Luu Van Cap and Nguyen Van Tao were previously commemorated and buried in their hometown war cemetery in Ha Noi's Gia Lam District .
According to docum-ents, about 400 soldiers died while fighting against US forces on the top of the mountain in 1968. — VNS