February 26, 2017 | 19:39 (GMT+7)
Veterans celebrate Tay Tien Regiment’s founding anniversary
PANO - The Liason Committee of Tay Tien Regiment No. 52 held a ceremony on February 25 to celebrate the regiment’s 70th founding anniversary with the participation of a number of veterans, their relatives, representatives from the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La and Thanh Hoa.
Veterans of Tay Tien Regiment at the ceremony
Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai sent a floral bouquet to congratulate the regiment.
On February 27, 1947, Tay Tien Regiment No. 52 (known as Tay Tien Regiment) was founded on the basis of forces of several units under Inter-regions 2 and 3 of the Hanoi’s Front.
On its westward operation, the regiment undertook missions of combat and development of its forces to build resistance bases.
Notably, in the anti-American resistance war, Tay Tien Regiment brought on its tradition and made resounding victories in Cua Viet (Quang Tri), Kon Tum (Central Highlands), Ba To (Quang Ngai). It also took part in the General Offensive and Uprising in Spring of 1975, contributing to the complete liberation of South Vietnam.
During its fierce combats, the regiment fostered and trained a contingent of outstanding officers including well-known artists such as poet Quang Dung, painters Quang Tho and Van Da and musician Doan Quang Khai.
Translated by Chung Anh