A solemn memorial service for 17 fallen soldiers were held on June 5. (Photo: nld.com.vn)

The remains were identified to be commandos of Battalion 404 of Military Region 5, who sacrificed themselves during an attack on a U.S. military base at Kham Duc Airport on August 5, 1970.

Troops of the Phuoc Son District Military Command also found belongings of the fallen soldiers.

The sets of martyrs’ remains will be reburied at the War Cemetery of Phuoc Son District.

The military base at Kham Duc Airport was built by the U.S. armed forces in 1960. During the attack on the base 50 years ago, 17 commandos died.

Translated by Chung Anh