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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Đỗ, but is often simplified to Do in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Trí.
Lieutenant General Do Cao Tri

Đỗ Cao Trí 20 November 1929 - 23 February 1971 was a general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). He was born in Binh Tuoc, Bien Hoa, French Indochina. Tri earned his Baccalaureate Part II from Petrus Ky High School in Saigon. After entering the French colonial forces in 1947, he graduated from Do Huu Vi Officer Class and the following year was sent to Auvour, France, to attend the infantry school. In 1953, he graduated from General Staff and Command Class in Hanoi. In 1958 he attended the United States Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. During the same year he graduated from Air-Ground Operations School at Fort Kisler, in Washington state.

Tri was considered by both his contemporaries and by historians as one of the most aggressive and able combat commanders produced by the Republic of Vietnam. As a lieutenant general, he performed brilliantly as commander of the III Corps Tactical Zone during the Cambodian Campaign of 1970, earning an unusual laudatory sobriquet from the U.S. news media as "the Patton of the Parrot's Beak". Tri had been ordered north to take command of beleaguered I Corps Tactical Zone forces after Operation Lam Son 719 by General Hoang Xuan Lam began to falter, when he was killed in a helicopter accident while still in Cambodia.

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