In detail, decision No.760/QĐ-CTN signed by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc noted that Colonel Bui Van Nhien, a non-commissioned officer of the Political Department of Factory Z195 under the General Department of Defense Industry, was posthumously conferred with the Bravery Order for his self-sacrificing act to save a drowning child.

The decision signed by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on posthumously presenting the Bravery Order to non-commissioned Colonel Bui Van Nhien

Previously, on June 26, while on vacation in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province, Colonel Nhien heard a call for help as a child was drowning in the waters near the Restaurant Sonasea. Without hesitation, he promptly jumped into the sea to save the victim with the support of rescue staff.

Unfortunately, after taking the victim ashore safely, Colonel Nhien showed signs of exhaustion. Although being given first aid, he died on the same day.

On June 27, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a letter of sympathy to the family of Colonel Bui Van Nhien, underlining that his bravery and self-sacrifice have contributed to beautifying the images of Uncle Ho’s soldiers in the new situation.

On June 28, the Ministry of National Defense issued a decision on posthumous promotion from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel to non-commissioned officer Bui Van Nhien.

Translated by Quynh Oanh