Earlier, the team was informed by Cho Va, a citizen of Then Phun village, Muongkhun district, Lao province of Xiengkhouang that there is a cemetery for 11 fallen Vietnamese soldiers near Phu Pha Deng mountain in Then Phun village.

Information about fallen soldier Nguyen Ngoc Que

On January 24, 2021, the team of five troops, led by non-commissioned Major Le Van Duc was tasked with surveying the area. As of February 5, 2021, the troops have found eight tombs, five of which included details of the fallen troops on aluminum steles, and the remaining included full names.

The fallen troops are Luu Dac Huong, born in 1940 in Ngoc Hai, Do Son, Hai Phong, who served in c13; The four others served in d, b7, e3 including Nguyen V Son, born in 1949 in Thai An commune, Thai Ninh, Thai Binh; Dang Huy Hoa, born in 1942 in Cong Hoa, Nam Sach, Hai Hung; Le Ba Thao, born in 1949 in Hung Thang, Tien Lang, Hai Phong; and Vu Duc Hoan, born in 1942 in Thai Thanh, Thai Ninh, Thai Binh. They all died on December 31, 1969.

Three other martyrs having only names are Le Van Vuon, Phan V Thot, and Phan Thanh Loan.

The team has asked to expand the study.

The fallen troops are expected to be repatriated home after the 2021 Lunar New Year.

Earlier, on January 4, 2021, the team found a set of remains of a fallen soldier and his belongings in Loong Kay village, Muong Kham district, Xiengkhouang province.

Thanks to a piece of paper put in a bicillin bottle, the fallen troop has been identified as martyr Nguyen Ngoc Que, born in 1948 in Dong Phong village, Binh Lang commune, Tu Ky district, Hai Hung province. Que joined the military in September 1965. This corporal served in c4, d45, e5, Northwestern Military Region and died on November 5, 1969. His parents’ names are Nguyen Ngoc Sung and Tran Thi Giang.

Que is now lying in peace in Phonxavan town, Xiengkhouang province. The Search and Collection Team is in the process of contacting his family.

Translated by Chung Anh