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ARVN Remains Discovered

Recently in HCMC, a construction crew uncovered the remains of 81 ARVN soldiers. The crew is building the new HCM Transportation University at the site of the abandoned Quang Trung National Recruit Training Center of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). The construction crew quickly notified VAF of the find.

The remains were scattered throughout the area, indicating that the soldiers died in a firefight defending Saigon against North Vietnamese Army forces. Thirty-six of the soldiers still wore their ID tags. The ID tags of 6 of the soldiers are burnt and bent, suggesting that they died in an artillery barrage.

VAF recovered the remains with proper ceremonial honors. Then they took the remains to a temple to be attended until retrieved by family members. The following soldiers are identified by their ID tags. If you believe that one of the soldiers is your relative, please contact VAF for information.

Cao, Van Tinh
Tran, Van Sang
Nguyen, Van Quoi
Nguyen, Van Chuc
Tran, Dinh Dang
B├Čnh Dinh
Pham, Van Thang
Ngo, Van Duc
Le, Thanh Cong
Dao, Xuan Sinh
Nguyen, Tang Dao
Bui, Van Quang
Huynh, Van Khoe
Kieu, Gia Long
Nguyen, Van Hai
Van Lam
Le, Van Manh
Lam, Van Ho
Trang, Van Quan
Tran, Van Ban
Do, Van Dung
Tran, Van Tham
Le, Van Trai
Nguyen, Dinh Hien
Pham Dinh
Nguyen, Van Cat
Tran, Huu Duyen
Bui, Hoang Sam
Pham, Van Muoi
Le, Xuan Quang
Vu, Van BaoVu
Nguyen, Van Hung
Nguyen, Van Tuan
Nguyen, Van Ma
Nguyen, Van Lua


The mission of The Returning Casualty is to bring closure and peace to the South Vietnamese people who lost relatives in the post-war re-education camps by helping them locate and recover the remains of their loved ones.

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