Search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

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Search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:43 pm

Another search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

HÀ NỘI – Military Zone 9 said it was co-operating with Cambodian localities in searching for the remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers who died during wars in Cambodia.

A delegation of Military Zone 9, which covers 12 localities in Việt Nam’s Mekong Delta, visited Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang Province yesterday to discuss joint efforts in searching for and repatriating the remains of Vietnamese soldiers. Since 2001, as many as 6,489 sets of remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers and experts, who died during wars in Cambodia, have been found and repatriated. Of these, 291 sets of remains were found in Kampong Chhnang Province.

The remains of 1,000 Vietnamese soldiers in Cambodia were still missing, a Military Zone 9 official said.

Chhouk Chandoeun, head of Kampong Chhnang Province, said the local authorities and people had always supported the search and said they would try their best to help the Military Zone 9 search team.

The move represented humanity, solidarity and friendship between the governments and peoples of the two countries, he said. – VNS

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A ceremony being held to repatriate the remains of Vietnamese soldiers from Cambodia to Việt Nam. – Photo vietnamplus.vn

Source: http://vietnamnews.vn/society/294553/an ... bodia.html
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Re: Search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Post by boozyoldman » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:15 am

FAIR PLAY (as they say in Ireland)

Cambodia is (maybe) the only country to thank its liberators
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Re: Search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:08 am

boozyoldman wrote:
Cambodia is (maybe) the only country to thank its liberators


Are you joking? A whole lot consider it an invasion rather than a liberation.
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Re: Search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Post by boozyoldman » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:48 am

"Liberation or Invasion?"

The ruling party commemorates the event as the former, the pitiable opposition says it was the latter.

There are even some who say that S-21 and the Kiling Fields and all the similar places all around the country are either
fakes, created by the Vietnamese or else evidence of atrocities committed by the Vietnamese against Cambodians.

Has anyone attempted to figure out what happened to each and every one of Sihanouk's (and Monique's) kin who
disappeared during the years of disaster?
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Re: Search for VN soldiers’ remains in Cambodia

Post by taabarang » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:42 pm

It is strange to read this. They always come to our village unannounced to look for the remains of their comrades in arms. It is especially strange since when the liberation (?) army arrived they did so so quickly that the KR soldiers barely had time to flee to the northwest. Plus since this was farming area there were no landmines. So no bodies to be recovered. So no one here knows why they come they only know that they come a few days before elections and stay one or two days past the election. They bivouac at brickyards owned by RCAF officers. They are in uniform, but as far as I can tell they carry no weapons but they may keep them concealed and under guard in their vehicles.

As for the local feeling toward the "liberation", they are grateful that they drove the KR out, but did not care for the gentler, kinder socialism the imposed on them. Furthermore few original family farm plots were returned to the owners. And of course they still enjoyed no political autonomy; all political decisions had to be approved by the Vietnamese experts. In short they stayed too long and tried to impose a variant of a political system that they found repugnant. So when they come on an apparent false mission they are tolerated but viewed with suspicion.
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