High-ranking Official Awarded Gold Star Medal

Viet Nam’s Party and Government have conferred a Gold Star medal on Mr. Tran Quoc Huong, former chief of the Home Affairs Board of the Party Central Committee, for his great contributions to the nation.

President Nguyen Minh Triet presents the medal to Mr. Tran Quoc Huong

President Nguyen Minh Triet presented the most precious medal to Mr. Huong at a ceremony on Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City, attended by high-ranking Party officials and city leaders.

The President said, “The medal recognizes great contributions by not only comrade Tran Quoc Huong but also many other comrades to the revolutionary cause conducted by the Party, Uncle Ho and Vietnamese people in the fight for national independence and development.”

Mr. Huong was born in 1924 in the northern province of Ha Nam, becoming a revolutionary activist in 1937 and joined the Party in 1943. He held various important positions during the nation’s resistance against French colonists, and then was one of the founders of a spy network in the south during the Viet Nam War. After the war, he became one of the first Party leaders in Ho Chi Minh City.

By Ngoc Dung – Translated by Minh Tuong

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