funeral services for 18 korean soldiers who were killed while in action in vietnam were held on march 11, at the dongjak-dong national cemetery in seoul.
bereaved families weeping at the altar.
a group of monks offer prayers in front of the altar.
general view of funeral service.
government officials take income burning to the memorial the dead soldiers.
honor guards carrying white-box flashes to the cemetery for entombment.
workers busy to entomb.
bereaved families weeping at the tomb.
few cuts of entombment scenes.
honor guards firing three volley salute for dead soldiers.
general view of the national cemetery.
biggest grave stone in the cemetery.
general view of cemetery.
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Background: funeral services for 18 korean soldiers who were killed while in action in vietnam were held on march 11, at the dongjak-dong national cemetery in seoul.
the ashes of the war dead were buried at the cemetery in buddhist ceremonies while their bereaved families wept bitterly.
flowers were presented to the memory of the war heroes while buddhist monks offered prayers.
a total of 205 korean soldiers have thus far died in vietnam while ranking part in the anti-communist war there.
the national cemetery has the graves of some 40,000 korean soldiers fallen during the korean war.