Tran Tu Binh - Biography - Military and Political Career

Military and Political Career

After the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Tran Tu Binh was appointed as Vice Rector, Political Commissar of Tran Quoc Tuan Military Training Academy.

In 1947, he became Deputy Secretary of the General Political Department of Vietnamese People's Army. Late 1947, together with Le Thiet Hung, he successfully led the Vienamese military forces to a military victory at Song Lo front.

On 1 January 1948, Tran Tu Binh was honored to receive a rank of major general and became one of the first 11 generals of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam along with other outstanding military officers like Vo Nguyen Giap, Nguyen Son, Le Thiet Hung, Chu Van Tan, Hoang Sam, Hoàng Van Thai, Le Hien Mai, Van Tien Dung, Tran Dai Nghia, Nguyen Binh. In the same year he was appointed as Deputy Chief Inspector of the Vietnamese People's Army.

From 1950-1956 he served as Political Commissar of the Vietnam’s Ground Forces Officer Academy, which at that time was based in China. Since 1951 he was elected to be a representative of the Army Forces to the Third and Forth National Communist Party Congress and member of the National Assembly.

After the First Indochina War (1946–1954) general Tran Tu Binh was appointed as the Chief Inspector of the Army, Deputy Chief Inspector of the State. He served at these positions for two years (1956–1958) before moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the personal request of president Ho Chi Minh.

In 1959, Tran Tu Binh was appointed as the Ambassador of Vietnam to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia. He worked as Ambassador in China for two terms (1959–1967), perfectly performed his duty and contributed greatly to the development of cooperative relations between China and Vietnam.

On 11 February 1967, he died at the age 60 due to hypertension in Hanoi. He was honoured to post-humously with Gold Star medal, the most noble medal of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, befitting his long service to the state and people of Vietnam.

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