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At the age of 87, Lieutenant-General Pham Hong Cu, former Deputy Head of the Vietnam People’s Army’s General Department of Politics, has kept intact in his mind the triumphal historic imprints of the nation over the past 10,000 days. He went through two resistance wars against the French and American invaders for national salvation.
Having devoted his whole life with great merits to the army, Lieutenant-General Pham Hong Cu has been awarded many notable distinctions, including the Independence Order, 2nd Class; the War Order, 2nd and 3rd Class; the Victory Order, 2nd Class; the anti-US Resistance War Order, 1st Class; the Fighters’ Glory Order, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class; the “Determine to Win” Military Flag Medal; the insignia for his 65-year Party membership, among others.
Story: Ngan Ha – Photos: Tat Son, Files