Friday, October 11, 2013
Vietnam prepares to bury General Vo Nguyen Giap, national war hero
Note: We do not need to like them, we just need to know what's going on
Vietnam’s independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, whose guerrilla tactics defeated both the French and American armies, died on October 4, 2013, at the age of 102, a government source said. Thousands of people lined up to pay homage to the national independence hero at his residence in Hanoi and veterans donned old uniforms and carried photos of their former commander. Vietnam announced plans to hold a national funeral for ruthless but brilliant military strategist, which will take place this weekend. The death of Vietnam’s last great independence leader has sparked a battle over his legacy, with the regime seeking a girm grip on his image as communist hero, and brushing aside his criticism of the party in later life.
Posted by Jendhamuni at 8:48 PM