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First name:  Tranh

Last name:  Pham

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Freelance photographer - Cameraman
  • Media outlet:  Quan Doi Nhan Dan
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  1922 Vietnam

  • Died:  1965 Vietnam
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? no
  • Impunity: total


Killed when his unit clashed with US Special Forces and South Vietnamese troops.

  • Vietnam - 1959-75: War
  • The Vietnam war was between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (RDVN — North Vietnam) and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN — South Vietnam). It began as a civil war over whether to keep the country divided or to united it under the northern regime. From 1964, China and the Soviet Union backed the north and the US supported the south by sending troops. The war ended, after heavy casualties, with the north’s victory and the signing of a peace agreement in Paris in 1973. But some fighting continued and North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon in 1975. Vietnam then became united as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

  • Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • The Ho Chi Minh Trail linked North and South Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam war and supplied the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese army with equipment and troop reinforcements.

  • Vietnam - Viet Minh
  • The Viet Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam) was a communist nationalist movement founded by Ho Chi Minh in 1941 to seek independence from French rule and Japanese occupation. It was disbanded when Vietnam became independent in 1954.

  • Awarded several medals for his courage.
    Frontline cameraman for People’s Liberation Armed Forces.
    Sent down the Ho Chi Minh Trail as a photographer.
    Born in the south, goes north after partition and works nine years as photographer for People’s Army Magazine then for the army paper Quan Doi Nhan Dan.
    Joins Viet Minh.
    Also called Pham Van Tranh.


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