Wednesday, September 9, 2015

TQLC Vietnamese Marine General Bùi Thế Lân signed Holidays Card 1969

Bùi Thế Lân as a brigadier general, 1970s.
           From the RVNHS Archive, this 1969 personalized Christmas and New Year's card was given by then Colonel Bùi Thế Lân of the Vietnamese marines (TQLC). The card is in English, and was given to American advisors of which Bùi Thế Lân was acquainted. The card bears his embossed name with written signature.
1969 holidays card from then Colonel Bùi Thế Lân, RVNHS Archive.
1969 holidays card from then Colonel Bùi Thế Lân, interior view with signature,
RVNHS Archive.
          Bùi Thế Lân (1932-2014) would reach the rank of major general, and become one of the most well known members of the Vietnamese marines. He served as commander of the marine division, and was active in veterans' and memorial events in later years. He passed away in January, 2014, at the age of 82 in San Jose, California. In this posting we would like to share this holidays card from this famed Vietnamese marine, and commemorate his legacy.
Bùi Thế Lân with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, 1970s.
Bùi Thế Lân in later years.

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