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Lieutenant General Thái Quang Hoàng was an officer of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

Army of the Republic of Vietnam Former ground forces of the South Vietnamese military

The Army of the Republic of Vietnam, also known as the South Vietnamese army (SVA), were the ground forces of the South Vietnamese military from its inception in 1955 until the Fall of Saigon in 1975. It is estimated to have suffered 1,394,000 casualties during the Vietnam War.

He served as the commander of III Corps, which oversaw the region of the country surrounding the capital Saigon, from 1 March 1959 until 11 October of the same year, when he was replaced by Lieutenant General Nguyen Ngoc Le. He was the first commander of III Corps. [1] [2]

III Corps (South Vietnam) 1955-1975 regional formation of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam

III Corps was a corps of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), the army of the nation state of South Vietnam that existed from 1955 to 1975. It was one of four corps in the ARVN, and oversaw the region of the country surrounding the capital Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh City Municipality in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn; [sàj ɣɔ̀n] or [ʂàj ɣɔ̀ŋ]), is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million as of 2017. Located in southeast Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres.

Notes

  1. Tucker, pp. 526533.
  2. Mai Việt Hà Steel and Blood: South Vietnamese Armor 2008, p.200 "When Colonel Luat's group reached the coffee plantation owned by Lieutenant General Thai Quang Hoang, it was detected and pursued by a column of North Vietnamese tanks."

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