Patriotic notable Nguyen Huu Hanh passes away at 95

Nguyen Huu Hanh, former Brigadier General and Chief of the Joint General Staff of the erstwhile South Vietnam’s military forces who convinced then-president Duong Van Minh of the Sai Gon regime to call on soldiers to surrender on April 30, 1975, the final day of the American war in Vietnam, yesterday died at the age of 96.

Patriotic notable Nguyen Huu Hanh passes away at 95

After a long time for treatment in Thong Nhat Hospital, patriotic notable Nguyen Huu Hanh passed away yesterday at the age of 95, said his daughter, Nguyen Mai.
His burial ceremony will be held in the fatherland in Cay Da village in Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City according to the family.
The National Liberation Front of South Vietnam had connected with Brigadier General Nguyen Huu Hanh since 1963. The Brigadier General was trained to become a secret agent but he didn’t have to do any mission.
In late April, 1975, he was taken back to Sai Gon ( Ho Chi Minh City now) to meet President Duong Van Minh who had just taken his presidential oath before April 28.
He was then appointed as an assistant for then-president Duong Van Minh of the Sai Gon regime. He called on soldiers to surrender in order to avoid unnecessary and meaningless bloodshed.
After the South Liberation Day, he was a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and member of the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee.

By QUANG HUY – Translated by ANH QUAN

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