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VIETNAMESE HERO : General Võ Nguyên Giáp

December 22th is the establishment date of the Vietnam People's Army, so today I introduce to you the famous general - Vo Nguyen Giap ( Võ Nguyên Giáp ) who's known as the father of Vietnam People's Army .

General Võ Nguyên Giáp
General Võ Nguyên Giáp ( General Giáp ) is a typical revolution ary leader, a brilliant commander, a scholar and a talented warrior, a creative and ingenious strategist, a leading military ideologist and an outstanding organiser in the Ho Chi Minh Era. He is a very prestigious General domestically and internationally who was a principal commander in two wars: the First Indochina War (1946–1954) and the Vietnam War (1960–1975). 

General Giáp is the longest-living person in the military history of Vietnam. Comrade is the most outstanding military leader beside President Ho Chi Minh, became the first General of the Vietnam People’s Army when he was 37.

He was born on August 25, 1911 in the village of An Xa, Le Thuy District, Quang Binh Province in the year of Tan Hoi, when the Tan Hoi Revolution broke out in China . As a poor little boy of the country with “west wind, white sand”, he went to school, grew up, joined the revolutionary movement, and became an outstanding general of the Vietnamese Revolution. His life and career has been closely linked to the history of formation, growth and development of the Vietnam People’s Army. Comrade was an excellent and close disciple of late President Ho Chi Minh, and a close comrade-in-arms of the leaders of the Party and State of Vietnam.

General Giáp’s life has closely associated with the Vietnamese people’s struggle for national liberation as well as the founding and establishment of the Vietnam People’s Army.

General had major role of the brilliant military leader in building the Vietnamese army and turning Vietnam into one of the first countries that combined the people’s war with the political struggle to fulfill the goal of national independence and liberation.

The importantest milestones in his commanding career with the peak being the 1954 Dien Bien Phu Campaign against the French colonialists and then the protracted anti-US resistance war for national reunification.

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