Commemorating the Courageous Deeds of Unnamed Heroes on National Day

On the occasion of the National Day celebration, Regiment 451 of the Vietnam People's Navy in Naval Region 4 paid tribute to heroic martyrs and people who have made valuable contributions to the revolution during a meaningful activity.

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The Command Board of Station 560 Visits Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Ho Dac Thanh

On September 1, the Command Board of Station 560, Regiment 451, led by Major Nguyen Bien, Station Political Commissar, visited Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Ho Dac Thanh at his home in ward 5, Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province.

Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Ho Dac Thanh, former Captain of “ship without numbers” (alias Ship 41), played a crucial role in transporting weapons to Vung Ro Wharf in late 1964 and early 1965. This enabled the provision of weapons, food, and medicines to supply the southern front, contributing to the victory in liberating the South and reunifying the country in the historic Ho Chi Minh campaign in 1975.

Vung Ro Wharf, located in Hoa Xuan Nam Commune, Phu Yen province, is one of the most important wharves of the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Sea. It was recognized as a national historic relic on June 18, 1997.

Tribute to Hero of Ships without Numbers on National Day

During the visit, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Ho Dac Thanh shared his heroic stories and memories of overcoming challenges during the resistance war against the United States. The officers and soldiers of Radar Station 560 expressed their respect and gratitude for the heroes and the generation of soldiers who served on the “ships without numbers”, recognizing their sacrifice as a decisive factor in the victory of the resistance war against the US.

The Ho Chi Minh Trail at Sea played a crucial role in transporting weapons from the North to aid the southern liberation army during the resistance war against the US imperialists. It was considered a “true legend” and a miracle of the Vietnamese nation, contributing to the 1975 spring victory. The ships carrying weapons disguised themselves as fishing ships with non-fixed numbers to evade the enemies’ eyes and ears, hence the name “ships without numbers”.

Hannah Nguyen