The Republic of Viet Nam
President Ngo Dinh Diem
Cố Tổng Thống Ngô Đ́nh Diệm
Một Ḷng V́ Nước V́ Dân
(1/03/1901 - 11/02/1963)
visited Ngo Dinh Diem webpage
H́nh ảnh tài liệu lịch sữ:
Phỏng vấn TNS Lê Châu Lộc:
(courtesy of Mr. Larry Hadzima, Neillsville, Wisconsin)
Ngo Dinh Diem, the first elected President
of the Republic of South Vietnam
The United States President Eisenhower greeted
South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem in Washington, 05/08/1957.
President of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem, left,
is welcomed in ceremonies at Washington National Airport.
With him is President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and behind them, from left,
Air Force Chief of Staff General Nathan Twining, Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles and presidential aide and pilot, Colonel William C. Draper.
Ambassador Fritz Nolting, was appointed ambassador to Vietnam in 1961
with orders to support the government of Ngo dinh Diem.
Ambassador Nolting was succeeded as ambassador by Henry Cabot Lodge
who was approached almost immediately by anti-Diem generals planning a coup.
Nolting, back in the United States, unsuccessfully tried to persuade President Kennedy from such action.
The constitutionally elected Diem was assassinated on November 1, 1963,
an action Ho Chi Minh himself reputedly called "stupid,"
and the military government of General "Big Minh" assumed power.
President Ngo Dinh Diem at Lasan Taberd Highschool, Saigon
The U.S. initially supported President Diem but six years later architected a coup d'etat
using General Duong Van Minh, Mai Huu Xuan, Ton That Dinh, and others ... ).
General Mai ordered the murder of President Diem, Advisor Nhu, Colonel Le Quang Tung,
Colonel Ho Tan Quyen, LTC Le Quang Trieu and other Vietnamese Special Forces Staff.
Picture taken on the Anniversary of the Republic of Vietnam, October 26th, 1963, 5 days before the coup d'etat.
Left: General Duong Van Minh, General Le Van Kim, unknown Colonel (??), General Tran Van Don.
Right: Generals Kim, Dinh, Don, Vy, and Xuan under house arrest in Dalat (1964).
Colonel Nguyễn Văn Y was Deputy of Security and Police and
Chief of Central Intelligence Agency was jailed by the Generals for being
loyal to President Diem along with Colonel Nguyen Van Chieu,
Colonel Ngo Chuan and many other high-ranking officers.
(source: Miss Nguyen Thi Nguyet Anh, daughter of Colonel Nguyen Van Y)
Đại Tá Nguyễn Văn Y, nguyên Tổng Giám Đốc Công An Cảnh Sát,
kiêm Đặc Ủy Trưởng Trung Ương T́nh Báo,
dưới thời Đệ Nhất Cộng Ḥa của Cố Tổng Thống Ngô Đ́nh Diệm.
(Cô Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt Ánh, Ái Nữ của Cựu Đại Tá Nguyễn Văn Y)
To cover up the blunder, US press reported that President Diem was corrupted.
When he was assasinated, he owned only one very small and simple home.
The death of President Diem was a political embarasement for President Kennedy.
Less than three weeks after President Ngo Dinh Diem was assassinated,
President John F. Kennedy was likewise killed by an assassin's bullet,
and the burden of Vietnam passed to Vice President Lyndon Johnson.
Johnson supported South Vietnam's ineffectual military rulers with
extensive military and economic aid and, beginning in 1965,
large numbers of U.S. ground troops. Ten years and
58,000 American deaths later, the communists with
Russia-China's aid took over South Vietnam.
A rebutal of Edwin E. Moise's view on President Diem
(by a Vietnamese compatriot looking back at his death)
(CIA - Center for the Study of Intelligence Report)
…. even more explicit pro-coup sentiment welled up within CIA as 1963 wore on,
but virtually all of CIA's senior officers-- including O/NE's Sherman Kent,
DDP Far East Division Chief William Colby,
senior DDI officers Huntington D. Sheldon and R. Jack Smith,
DDCI Marshall S. Carter, and, most important, DCI John McCone--
continued to urge caution about the idea of overthrowing Diem.
President Diem with the Ngo Dinh family.
President Ngo Dinh Diem, brothers Ngo Dinh Nhu, Bishop Ngo Dinh Thuc.
Mrs. Nhu, sister and Ngo Dinh Nhu's children.
President Diem praying in church.
President Ngo Dinh Diem's nephew:
Cardinal Francois Xavier Nguyen van Thuan
The President was murdered on his way to church
on November 2nd, 1963.
Colonel Lê Quang Tung (right) Special Forces Commander and his brother
Lieutenant Colonel Lê Quang Triệu Special Forces Deputy Commander
with Colonel Hồ Tấn Quyền (left) Vietnamese Navy Commander
were murdered by the Generals who got paid $42,000 U.S. dollars
for staging the coup d'etat.
The tragic Beginning of how American took control of the Vietnam War.
President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Nhu were murdered by Captain Nhung
at the order of General Mai Huu Xuan, General Big Minh, and CIA Lou Conein.
President Diem was betrayed by his American friends and President Kennedy.
Ten years later President Thieu and the South Vietnamese were once again
betrayed by President Nixon, Henry Kissinger at Paris conference.
(UPI photograph taken by an Englishman, Mr. Hugh Van Ess)
The tragic End came twelve years later on April 30th, 1975.
Eventually three millions Vietnamese fled the country, hundreds of thousands
"boat-people" died in the China sea, and countless thousands of former
ARVN Officers, goverment Officials died in "re-education" camps.
Vietnam became one of the poorest country.
(Kẻ hậu sinh xin đốt nén hương ḷng tưởng niệm
nhân ngày giỗ Cố Tổng Thống Ngô Đ́nh Diệm,
vị Tổng Thống khả kính đầu tiên
của nước Việt Nam Cộng Ḥa)
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