Nguyễn Văn Lực

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Nguyễn Văn Lực was a Vietnamese Lieutenant Commander and leader of the Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang (VNQDD, Vietnamese: Vietnamese Nationalist Party), which opposed the Ngo Dinh Diem regime. At one point in 1960, Diem had jailed Luc for one month for engaging in "anti-government activities".[1] Luc's son was Second Lieutenant Nguyễn Văn Cử, a dissident Vietnam Air Force pilot who along with First Lieutenant Phạm Phú Quốc coordinated the 1962 South Vietnamese Independence Palace bombing in Saigon on February 27, 1962. Luc had a reputation for brutality and was once reported to have killed a small child in cold blood by a river during a training exercise.[2]

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