On August 11, the central Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony to start the construction of a park and monument dedicated to those who lost their lives at the Dong Loc intersection during the Vietnam War.
Covering 3,000 sq.m, the park will be built at a cost of VND4.4 billion funded by the Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No. 4 (CIENCO4).
Dong Loc junction was the main junction of the supply line during the war against the United States. American aircraft heavily bombarded the area in repeated efforts to destroy the junction. The less than 20km section of road underwent 2,057 air bombardments.
A unit of ten young female volunteers, aged 17 to 20 and led by Vo Thi Tan, was assigned to keep the road open to traffic. Despite repeated heavy bombardments, they stayed at their posts, using only shovels and hoes to level bomb craters. They were all tragically killed during an air attack on July 24, 1968./.