Announcer ‘Hanoi Hannah’ in Việt Nam War dies

October 03, 2016 - 09:00

Announcer ‘Hanoi Hannah’ in Việt Nam War dies

Trịnh Thị Ngọ, known as “Hanoi Hannah,” seen in HCM City, last year. — AFP/VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Trịnh Thị Ngọ, a legendary war-time announcer of Radio the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV), has died in HCM City, at the age of 86.  

Ngọ, better known to US servicemen as “Hanoi Hannah”, delivered daily broadcasts aimed at undermining American morale during the Việt Nam War.

Ngọ’s fame was associated with “Small talk to American GIs” radio programme, in which she spent 90 minutes everyday broadcasting to hundreds of thousands of American servicemen.

Ngọ was awarded the emeritus artist title and a medal for her contributions to the development of radio. — VNS