Hero of the People's Armed Forces Mai Xuan Vinh (C) in a joint photo with delegates

Present at the ceremony were Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, and Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, Commander of the Navy.

On behalf of the State President, Major General Tran Vo Dung, Political Commissar of Army Corps 2, handed over the noble title to the veteran at the ceremony.

Veteran Vinh was born in 1930 in a patriotic family in Quang Son commune, Ba Don town, Quang Binh province. He joined the army in May 1950 and was assigned to Battalion 436 of Regiment 18, which was then merged into Regiment 101 stationed in Thua Thien-Hue province. After graduating from the Baku Naval School in the former Soviet Union, he served in the Vietnam People's Navy. Vinh held many positions, including the Navy's commander, before he retired in March 2000. The former commander proved his ability and virtue by successfully fulfilling all assigned missions, significantly contributing to developing the Navy as well as protecting the national sacred sovereignty over seas and islands.

The Party, State, and military honored him with many noble awards, including this title in recognition of his remarkable contributions during the national resistance war against French invaders.

Translated by Trung Thanh