Lê Đức Anh, Vietnamese military officer and politician, Died at 98

Lê Đức Anh was born on December 1, 1920, and died on April 22, 2019, due to complications from a stroke.

He was a Vietnamese politician and general.

He served as the fourth President of Vietnam from 1992 to 1997.

Lê Đức Anh previously led the Vietnamese forces in Cambodia throughout the 1980s. He was, regarded as a conservative who advocated maintaining tight party control over domestic policies.


He was born in Phú Lộc District in Thừa Thiên–Huế Province. In August 1945, he joined the army.

From October 1948 to 1950, Lê Đức Anh was chief of staff of the 7th Military Region, 8th Military Region and administrative region of Sai Gon–Cho Lon.

From 1951 to 1954, served as Deputy Chief of Staff, acting Chief of Staff of Cochinchina. From August 1963, Lê Đức Anh worked as Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, February 1964, to South Vietnam, the position of Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the People’s Liberation Armed Force (Vietcong).

After his assistance as a member of Việt Minh on the led by Ho Chi Minh August Revolution 1945, which led to the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) on 2 September 1945, he began his military service in the North Vietnamese People’s Army, the precursor of the Vietnamese People’s Army ( Quân Đội Nhân Dân Việt Nam).

First, Lê Đức Anh was a political officer in a battalion and then in the 301st Regiment. He was the first from October 1948 to 1950 Political Officer in the Military Region No. 7 (Đông Nam Bộ) with the seat in Saigon.

In this function, he took part between 1951 and 1954 in the Indochina War.
Lê Đức Anh passed away at the age of 98