Lieutenant Tran Minh Cong

Earlier on December 6, 2017, Cong, a nurse of Company 24 of Regiment 5 under Military Region 7’s Division 5, witnessed a deadly crash at a T-junction in An Nhon Tay commune between a container and a bicycle which caused one death and made another unconscious. The officer, with his trained medical expertise and skills, gave first aid to the victim before taking her to hospital and tried to contact with her relatives. At the hospital, Vo Minh Chung, the husband of victim Dinh Thi Hanh, in Gia Loc commune, Trang Bang district, Tay Ninh province thanked the officer’s good deed and expressed his desire to repay Cong for his kindness, but Cong refused.

In the previous month, Cong had also taken an injured elderly person in Thai Binh commune, Tay Ninh province’s Chau Thanh district to hospital while on the way from his home to unit.

The military nurse said that it is normal to save troubled people and that any soldiers would do the same if they are in his circumstance when being asked about his deed.

Talking about his comrade, Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Anh Tuan, Commissar of Company 24, said while studying and working at the unit, Cong demonstrated his high sense of self-awareness and his willingness to help others and high responsibility and determination to fulfill effectively assigned missions.

Admiring Cong’s good deeds, Trinh Minh Hieu, Deputy-Chief of Office of the Party Committee of Trang Bang district, Tay Ninh province, wrote a letter to Cong’s Commander, expressing his admiration to the Uncle Ho’s soldier. He also told the stories to his friends and colleagues, considering them an inspiration for people to do likewise. This world would be better if anyone could think and act like Cong, Hieu added.

Translated by Tran Hoai