32 years of Gac Ma battle

32 years ago, on March 14 1988, 64 Vietnamese soldiers sacrificed in the battle of protecting Gac Ma Island (Johnson South Reef), part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.

32 years of Gac Ma battle

Representatives of authorities and young people of Khanh Hoa province pay homage to the 64 soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Gac Ma battle at the memorial to Gac Ma soldiers in Cam Lam district 

32 years of Gac Ma battle


The monument dedicated to Gac Ma soldiers is built in Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province 

32 years of Gac Ma battle



Visitors to the underground museum where the soldiers’ artifacts and personal items are on display to tell about their lives and unyielding spirit

32 years of Gac Ma battle



A solemn ceremony is held in Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago to commemorate the heroic martyrs who laid down their lives in Gac Ma battle on March 14, 1988 

32 years of Gac Ma battle



Any naval ships passing through Gac Ma, Co Lin and Len Dao waters drop wreath in tribute to 64 fallen soldiers in Gac Ma battle in 1988

32 years of Gac Ma battle


In Gac Ma battle, 64 soldiers sacrificed their lives to safeguard the nation’s sacred territorial integrity and sovereignty. The battle marked an unforgettable memory in the country

 

VNA

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