Having inquired after the soldiers and national contributors’ health, the General hoped that they would continue upholding Uncle Ho’s soldiers’ virtues, and surmount difficulties in daily life to set bright examples for younger generations.

General Ngo Xuan Lich (2nd from left) inquiring after and presenting gift to Vietnamese Heroic Mother and Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Nguyen Thanh Tung

Gen. Lich, who is also a Politburo member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission also presented gifts from the Ministry of National Defense (MND) to the center and sick and wounded soldiers.

On the occasion, leaders of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and representatives from some units in the locality also presented gifts to the soldiers being taken care of at the center. The same day, Gen. Lich led a MND delegation to visit and give gifts to former Deputy Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Phan Trung Kien, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Nguyen Van Thuong, and Vietnamese Heroic Mother and Hero of the People’s Armed Forces Nguyen Thanh Tung.

Talking with them, Gen. Lich affirmed that the Party, State and people always remember the devotion and sacrifices of the wounded and fallen soldiers as well as other national contributors for the national independence and freedom and for people’s prosperous and happy life.

Gen. Lich wished them good health and hoped that they further contribute to the national revolutionary cause.

Later in the day, a delegation from the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, led by Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, member of the Party Central Committee, permanent member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of the General Staff and Deputy Minister of National Defense, paid homage to late leaders of the MND and inquired after former ones on the occasion of the 70th Day for Wounded and Fallen Soldiers (July 27).

The delegation offered incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap and expressed deep gratitude to the general’s great contributions to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation and to the development of the Vietnam People’s Army.

Meeting with General Vo Nguyen Giap’s family members, Gen. Giang inquired after them and learned about their health, working and studying conditions.

Offering incense to General Le Trong Tan, Gen. Giang expressed deep respect for and gratitude to the general, the resilient communist soldier and a talented commander who had devoted all his life to the Party’s and nation’s revolutionary cause. Gen. Tan’s life and career were closely attached to the building, fighting and development of the General Staff and the Vietnam People’s Army.

Visiting General Pham Van Tra, former Politburo member and former Minister of National Defense at his home, Gen. Giang reported to the general the outstanding achievements in task performance of the whole army in general and of the General Staff’s officers and troops in particular as well as coming orientations and missions of the army.

On the occasion, the General Staff gave 500 gifts, worth VND 500,000 each, to wounded soldiers and fallen soldiers’ relatives of its affiliated units, to Vietnamese heroic mothers being cared by the affiliates and other policy beneficiaries and revolutionary contributors in the locality where they are stationed.

Translated by Mai Huong