WINNERS: The Men Who Made the Victory

For most of the war, Western and South Vietnamese analysts have known little more about the elusive field commander of the Viet Cong than that he called himself Tran Nam Trung. Actually, Nam Trung is a nom de guerre meaning "south central" (after the portion of Indochina more commonly known as South Viet Nam) and has probably been used at various times by at least three commanders, a fact that has caused endless confusion. Even after Tran Van Tra publicly emerged in 1973 as the Communists' top general in the South, many experts...

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