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Truong Son Cemetery

| 23 Aug 2012


Truong Son Cemetery
Highway 15, 38 kilometres northwest of Dong Ha.

Our rating
23 Aug 2012

Truong Son Cemetery is Vietnam's largest cemetery and the resting place for some of the North Vietnamese men and women who fell along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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Truong Son Cemetery was built as a final resting place for the thousands of men and women fighting for North Vietnam who died both defending and maintaining the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was the jungle supply line from the communist north to the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers fighting in the south. It ran from the north of the old DMZ through Laos and Cambodia and then back into the former South Vietnam.

We've read estimates for the number of graves in the cemetery ranging from 10,000 to 15,000. Graves are arranged based on the province of origin of the fallen. The word 'liet sy" at the top of each grave means "martyr".
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