General Dong Was Assigned MR3 Commander

According to the following US Embassy in Saigon's cablegram, General Du Quoc Doc was assigned MR3 Commander on October 30, 1974.

30 October 1974

O R 301244Z OCT 74

FM AMEMBASSY SAIGON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9937

INFO AMCONSUL DANANG
AMCONSUL CAN THO
AMCONSUL BIEN HOA
AMCONSUL NHA TRANG
USDEL JEC PARIS
CINCPAC

UNCLAS SAIGON 13752
E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: PINT, MILI, VS

SUB: CHANGES IN CORPS COMMANDERS AND OTHER HIGH LEVEL OFFICERS

CINCPAC FOR POLAD

DEPARTMENT PASS IMMEDIATE IBS/NCA

1. THE PRESIDENT OCTOBER 30 ANNOUNCED CHANGES THAT INCLUDED THE COMMANDERS OF MILITARY REGIONS TWO, THREE AND FOUR, AS WELL AS THREE ARVN DIVISIONS. HE ALSO RETIRED THE NAVY COMMANDER. TEXT OF SAIGON RADIO ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS:

2. BEGIN TEXT: TODAY, WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 1974, THE PRESIDENT DECIDED TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING NEW APPOINTMENTS IN THE RVN ARMED FORCES:

3. LT. GEN. LE NGUYEN KHANG, ASSISTANT FOR OPERATIONS TO THE GENERAL WHO IS CHIEF OF THE JOINT GENERAL STAFF OF THE RVN ARMED FORCES; LT. GEN. NGUYEN VAN MINH, INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE RVN ARMED FORCES; LT. GEN. NGUYEN VINH NGHI, COMMANDANT OF THE INFANTRY SCHOOL; LT. GEN. NGUYEN VAN TOAN, COMMANDANTOF THE ARMORED CORPS; LT. GEN. PHAM QUOC THUAN, COMMANDANT OF THE RVNAF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS SCHOOL; LT. GEN. DU QUOC DONG, COMMANDER OF THE THIRD ARMY CORPS AND THIRD MILITARY REGION; MAJ. GEN. PHAM VAN PHU, COMMANDER OF THE SECOND ARMY CORPS AND SECOND MILITARY REGION; MAJ. GEN. NGUYEN KHOA NAM, COMMANDER OF THE FOURTH ARMY CORPS AND FOURTH MILITARY REGION; MAJ. GEN. TRAN BA DI, COMMANDANT OF THE QUANG TRUNG TRAINING CENTER; BRIG. GEN. TRAN VAN HAI, COMMANDER OF THE SEVENTH INFANTRY DIVISION; BRIG. GEN. LY TONG BA, COMMANDER OF THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION; COL. MACH VAN TRUONG, COMMANDER OF THE 21ST INFANTRY DIVISION; AND COL. NGUYEN HUU TOAN, COMMANDANT OF THE LAM SON TRAINING CENTER AND CURRENTLY COMMANDER OF THE DUC MY TRAINING SECTOR.

4. REAR ADMIRAL LAM NGUON TANH, DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE NAVY, WAS APPOINTED ACTING COMMANDER OF THE NAVY TO REPLACE REAR ADMIRAL TRAN VAN CHON, WHO IS DEMOBILIZED BECAUSE HE HAS REACHED DEMOBILIZATION AGE.

5. IN ADDITION, THE PRESIDENT ALSO SIGNED A DECREE PROMOTING, EFFECTIVE 1 NOVEMBER 1974, FUNCTIONAL BRIG. GEN. HUYNH VAN LAC, COMMANDER OF THE 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION, TO REGULAR BRIGADIER GENERAL; AND PROMOTING COL. LE NGUYEN VY, COMMANDER OF THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION, TO FUNCTIONAL BRIGADIER GENERAL. END TEXT.

MARTIN

UNCLASSIFIED

Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

Nguyen Van Tin
04 October 2008

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