In response to the movement of “Donating war keepsakes of the military logistics sector” launched in 2012, the General Department of Logistics  held 10 events to receive over 3,000 documents, photos and objects from individuals and organizations in provinces and cities nationwide such as Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Hai Duong, and so on.

Speaking at the event, Senior Colonel Dao Hai Trieu, Director of the Logistics Museum, said that 15 historical witnesses donated 127 objects, 20 photos and 59 documents. The items are very meaningful and valuable to the museum and the General Department, contributing to encouraging generations of logistical troops to be proud of their heroic traditions and strive to well fulfill assigned missions.

Senior Colonel Nguyen Viet Chien, former Director of the Logistics Museum donates his sacred war keepsakes

Many among them were keepsakes of troops directly participating in the national resistance war against foreign invaders. Notably, several personal belongings of late General Vo Nguyen Giap, such as a set of a table and chairs, a bag, and a pen, were handed over to the museum’s representative at the event.

Among the donors was Senior Colonel Nguyen Viet Chien, former Director of the Logistics Museum. He donated his sacred war keepsakes, including a Dien Bien soldier’s uniform, a piece of parachute cloth, and a comb made from debris of a shot US aircraft.

Especially, a collection of 20  military uniforms of Colonel Dang Xuan Dieu, former Deputy Director of the Logistics Museum, together with his comrades in the national resistance war against the U.S., were also presented to the museum.

At the event, the museum’s leadership expressed their hope to receive more keepsakes from war veterans and historical witnesses, contributing to educating troops and people, particularly youths, about the nation's revolutionary tradition and patriotism.

Translated by Trung Thanh