War veteran, Nguyen Manh Hiep, 61, over the past 20, has collected over 100 exhibits and valuable photos from various provinces and cities nationwide. These exhibits and photos were introduced on December 22nd on the occasion of the 67th founding anniversary of Vietnam People’s Army.
Following national call, Nguyen Manh Hiep, in 1967, joined Battalion 420, Division 320 B of the army at the age of 18 and finished 9th grade. After 3 – month training course, the young soldier volunteered to join battlefield in the South to protect Tri Thien military region. From 1972, he worked for the Ministry of Culture.
These exhibits and photos are displaying at a “Museum” (around 30 square meter) in his house in Phu Thuong Commune, Tay Ho District, Hanoi. The “Museum”, displaying exhibits from war such as: medical boxes, belts, phones, memoirs and so on, becomes a familiar destination for many people, especially war veterans. He has collected photos, featuring activities of Vietnamese people during resistances against American invader, including the portrait photo of ten female martyrs in Dong Loc T-junction.
He confided that keeping exhibits from war is a way to commemorate his comrades who devoted their life to the national independence.
Translated by Tran Hoai