Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on July 24 attended a ceremony to commemorate the 44th death anniversary of 10 young female volunteers who sacrificed their lives levelling bomb craters in Dong Loc intersection, Ha Tinh province.
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During the Vietnam War, Dong Loc junction was the most important site on the North-South supply route where supply trucks carried soldiers, food, arms and munitions passing by.
When trying to level bomb craters to keep the junction open to traffic, the young volunteers were killed by a bomb exploded right in front of their shelter where they were hiding.
The Deputy PM offered incense at the tombs of the 10 young girls and the Dong Loc War Martyrs Monument.
Later the same day, Nhan attended a ceremony to hand over 10 statues of the fallen combatants to Ha Tinh province. He highlighted the great contributions by the 10 girls who laid down their lives in Dong Loc intersection for the nation and people.
Also on July 24, Deputy PM Nhan presented gifts to fallen combatants’ relatives in Duc Tho district, Ha Tinh province.