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In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Trần, but is often simplified to Tran in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Minh.
Trần Văn Minh
August 19, 1923 –
Nickname Little Minh
Place of birth Saigon, French Indochina
Allegiance South Vietnam South Vietnam
Rank Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General Sylvain Trần Văn Minh was born on August 19, 1923 in Saigon, French Indochina. He was sometimes known as Little Minh to distinguish him from the huge Duong Van Minh.

In 1953, he served on the Chief of Staff until 1955, reassigned as Military Zone Commander until 1957.

In 1957-59, he served as Commandant of the Military academy, and was reassigned to serve as Inspector General until 1960.

In 1964-1965, he was the Chief of General Staff and in 1956, Minister of Defense. The last position he held was Ambassador of the Republic of Vietnam to Tunis, Tunisia.

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