Bùi Tín


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Bùi Tín

Bùi Tín Death

Tín passed away on August 11, 2018 at the age of 90 in Montreuil, France.

Bùi Tín death quick facts:
  • When did Bùi Tín die?

    August 11, 2018
  • How old was Bùi Tín when died?

  • Where did Bùi Tín die? What was the location of death?

    Montreuil, France

Bùi Tín Birthday and Date of Death

Bùi Tín was born on December 29, 1927 and died on August 11, 2018. Tín was 90 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: December 29, 1927
Date of Death: August 11, 2018
Age at Death: 90

Bùi Tín - Biography

Bùi Tín was a Vietnamese dissident and former People's Army of Vietnam colonel. During the August Revolution in 1945, Bùi Tín became an active supporter to politically pressure the government of France to cede Vietnam its independence. He later joined the Việt Minh along with Chairman Hồ Chí Minh and General Võ Nguyên Giáp. He would fight on two sides of the line, using both weapons and his skills as a journalist for the Vietnam People's Army newspaper. He enlisted in the Vietnamese People's Army at age 18. He was wounded during the 1954 Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
Bùi Tín would serve on the general staff of the North Vietnamese army. During the Vietnam War, he had authority from Defense Minister Võ Nguyên Giáp to visit any of the camps where American POWs were held, meet with the camp officers, look at the POW files, and interview the POWs. During at least one such occasion, he was involved in an interrogation of John McCain.

In November 1991, Tín became involved in the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue when he appeared before hearings of the United States Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs in Washington, D.C. He stated that, "I can say that I know as well as any top leader in Vietnam and, in my opinion, I state categorically that there is not any American prisoner alive in Vietnam." After his testimony, he and former POW John McCain embraced, which produced a flurry of "Former Enemies Embrace"-style headlines. Tin's testimony was the subject of anticipation: when he had arrived at Dulles International Airport three weeks earlier, former U.S. Congressman Bill Hendon and a staff assistant to committee vice-chair Bob Smith confronted Tin and tried to convince him that there were live prisoners in Vietnam; Tin felt it was an intimidation attempt.