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Brigadier General Lê Nguyên Vỹ (22 August 1933, Son Tay - 30 April 1975) was an officer in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.


In 1951, he graduated from the officers candidate course in the Regional Military School, Military Region II at Phu Bai near Huế.

Military service

He was the commander of 5th Infantry Division at Lai Khe. He was born in Son Tay province, North Vietnam. As a deputy Commander of the 5th Infantry, He fought fiercely during the siege of Battle of An Lộc and later was promoted to the CO of the division.

On April 30, 1975, after receiving the order to surrender, he committed suicide at 11:00 AM, at the division headquarters in Lai Khe.

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