State funeral to be held for former Commander of legendary HCM trail

Lieutenant General Dong Sy Nguyen, who commanded the Truong Son army corps, has died at the age of 96 after a long illness.

A state funeral will be held for General Nguyen who was also a member of the Party Politburo, a Vice President of the Council of Ministers, and a 4-tenure National Assembly deputy.

Born in 1923 as Nguyen Huu Vu in the central province of Quang Binh, Mr. Nguyen joined the revolution at 15 and became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam a year later.

A ceremony paying respects to Mr. Nguyen will take place from 7:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m on Wednesday at the national funeral house in Hanoi and the burial service will be held at 5 p.m the same day.

Source: VOV5