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Revered general dies at 86

Update: October, 23/2013 - 09:16

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Nam Khanh

HA NOI (VNS) — Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Nam Khanh died on Sunday in Military Hospital 108.

The memorial service will be held tomorrow at the State Funeral Home. He will be buried at the city's Mai Dich Cemetery on the same day.

Senior Lieutenant General Khanh was born in 1927, in Binh Phu Tay Commune (now Tay Phu Commune) in central Binh Dinh Province's Tay Son District.

He was a member of the Party Central Committee during its fifth, sixth and seventh terms, a former member of the Central Military Commission and a former deputy chairman of the Political General Department of the Viet Nam People's Army.

He joined the revolution in 1945 and became a member of the Indochina Communist Party (now the Viet Nam Communist Party) in 1946.

He was appointed Major General in 1977, Lieutenant-General in 1984, and Senior Lieutenant-General in 1988. In 1997, he retired.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Nam Khanh had been awarded the Independence Order and many other honors. — VNS

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