PANO – Veteran Vu Hong Sau, in Hoa Lu ward, Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, has kept returning to old battlefields on his own to find his comrades’ sets of remains though the war has ended for decades.
Born in Gia Hoa commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, Vu Hong Sau joined the army for the national anti-American resistance war in 1968. During 25 years serving in the army, he had always fulfilled all his assigned tasks in whatever positions.
Having demobilized, Sau concentrated on developing his family’s economy and actively participated in social activities in his native land. Despite being busy with every day’s work to support his family, Sau had not a single day without thinking of his comrades-in arms especially those who had laid down their lives for the national independence and freedom.
In 1994, he decided to return to the old battlefields to find his comrades’ remains and since then Sau has been doing such a noble job tirelessly.
Especially, he only used his retirement pension to cover his journeys’ expenses back to the old battlefields. His efforts had been paid off as he had found and collected more than 30 sets of remains of his comrades.
He said that he deemed it his responsibility and a token of gratitude to his comrades-in-arms to find and repatriate martyrs’ remains to their hometowns for partly ease of the pain of the martyrs’ families.
Veteran Sau’s good deeds are praised by local people as an example for young generations, affirmed Secretary of the Hoa Lu ward’s Party Committee Le Viet Nhuong.
Translated by Pham Huy
Đăng ký: VietNam News