PANO - An area in commemoration of martyrs of Regiment 88 (known as Tu Vu Regiment) was inaugurated in Tan Cuong commune, Thai Nguyen city, Thai Nguyen province on September 28th by the People’s Committees of Hanoi and Thai Nguyen province and the unit’s Liaison Board.

The project, built on the area of 1,200sq.m, includes a temple and a memorial stele, naming 6,028 fallen soldiers of the unit. The cultural and historical complex, demonstrating the Vietnamese beautiful tradition “When drinking water, one should remember those who dug the well,” will be a place for young generations to learn about the national patriotic tradition.

The inauguration ceremony. (Photo: Source:

Regiment 88 was formed on July 1st, 1949 in Tan Cuong commune, Dong Hy district (present Thai Nguyen city) and was then renamed “Tu Vu Regiment” by Uncle Ho after the unit succeeded in wiping out a French base in Tu Vu in 1952, making contribution to liberating Hoa Binh town. During the resistance war against the French colonists, the unit had obtained many brilliant feats of arms. 6,000 troops of the regiment sacrificed their lives while fighting for national independence and implementing noble international obligation in neighboring countries of Laos and Cambodia.   

For their feats of arms, the regiment was three times presented with the title "Hero of People’s Armed Forces" in 1979, 1989 and 2000 by the State. 

Source: PANO/hanoimoi

Translated by Tran Hoai