On March 27, a mission from the Department of Military Medicine under the General Department of Logistics, led by its director Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien provided free health checkups and medicines, and presented gifts to local policy beneficiaries and poor households in Phu Tien commune, Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province.

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The mission from the Department of Military Medicine gives health checkups for local people.

The activity was among a series of programs in celebration of the military medical sector’s 75th founding anniversary.

Addressing the event, General Kien expressed his deep thanks to local people and authorities for their great support in the anti-French resistance war so that the military medical sector could accomplish all missions assigned by the Party, Uncle Ho, and people, contributing to the victory over French invaders.

On the occasion, the mission offered incense at a historical facility of the military medical sector, and paid tribute to fallen soldiers at Phu Tien commune’s cemetery.

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Gifts presented to households living next to the Thanh Hoa military-civilian border checkpoint

The same day, a mission from the Binh Phuoc provincial Military Command, the social charity board under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter and the group named Sharing visited and presented television sets to five households in the residential area next to the Thanh Hoa military-civilian border checkpoint in Bu Do district.

In addition, they presented gifts to 700 needy people in Bu Dop district and 400 disadvantaged students in Bu Dop and Loc Ninh districts.

The mission also handed over money to Loc Ninh district’s Military Command to build houses for three poor households in Bu Gia Map district and encouraged troops at 12 military-civilian border checkpoints.

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Cutting the ribbon inaugurating the gratitude house in Phu Loc district

Earlier, on March 26, authorized by the People’s Army Newspaper and Novaland Group, the Thua Thien - Hue provincial Military Command handed over a gratitude house to Mrs. Vo Thi Hanh, a wounded soldier living in Hoa Vang 1 village, Loc Bon commune, Phu Loc district.

Hanh actively participated in the resistance war against the U.S. invaders for national salvation in the locality. In 1972, she was injured and had part of her left leg amputated. She had been living with her youngest son in a dilapidated house for many years.

The 60sq.m house was constructed at a cost of VND 175 million, including VND 150 million from the People’s Army Newspaper and Novaland Group. During the construction, troops from Phu Loc district Military Command contributed 50 working days.

Apart from the house, Hanh also received other necessities presented by the provincial and district’s military commands and local authorities.

Translated by Mai Huong