Obituaries Related to "Nguyen" from New York Times Archive
Nguyen Van Thieu, former president of South Vietnam who led nation through most of its war against North Vietnam, dies in Boston at age 76; his rise to prominence during Vietnam War after helping organize coup that ousted Pres Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 discussed; served almost two terms as President before forced to resign and flee country in 1975 during North Vietnamese offensive that overran country; photos (M)
Dr Nguyen Ton Hoan, Vietnamese who as leader of Dai Viet, or Greater Vietnam Party, opposed Communist rule in north and French rule in south and who in 1964 was briefly deputy premier in Maj Gen Nguyen Khanh's government, dies at age 84; photo (M)
General Thi was a popular South Vietnamese senior officer, whose firing in 1966 set off civil warfare in the south during the war with the Communist north.
General Nguyen Chanh Thi, a popular and flamboyant South Vietnamese senior officer whose firing in the spring of 1966 set off civil warfare within his own country at the same time it was fighting the Communist north, died Saturday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was 84.
Mr. Ky, a former air force general, ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Thien, a dissident writer who wrote poetry opposing the Communist government in Vietnam, endured prolonged imprisonment, torture and solitary confinement.
General Khanh bloodlessly seized control of South Vietnam’s government in 1964, but his rule as premier lasted only a year as he was deposed by a junta of junior officers.
General Giap, whose victory at Dien Bien Phu forced France from Vietnam, later waged a long battle with the United States military that eventually sapped America’s political will to fight.
Mr. Luong’s small credits on photographs belied his other vital but unheralded journalistic contributions in bringing home the brutality of the war.
Ms. Nguyen’s writing career was budding; she was also an inspiring teacher of first-generation Americans. She died of the coronavirus.
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