Vietnamese radio personality Hanoi Hannah dies at the ages of 87

04 October, 2016 | Vietnam News
‘Hanoi Hannah,’ the voice of North Vietnamese wartime propaganda broadcasts to American GIs, stands on a street in Ho Chi Minh City in 1997. (Photo: Reuters)

Vietnamese radio personality Hanoi Hannah, whose real name was Trinh Thi Ngo, has died at the age of 87.

According to US-magazine Newsweek, the former radio announcer of Voice of Vietnam passed away at her home in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

She was best known for her work during the Vietnam War, when she made English-language broadcasts for North Vietnam directed at American troops.

Her propaganda broadcasts on “Radio Hanoi” were aired three times a day in an attempt to persuade American G-I’s to lay down their weapons and go home.

After the fall of Saigon in April 1975, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, Ngo left her job to be with her ailing husband.

Ngo will be buried in Vietnam’s southern province of Long An, site of some of the war’s fiercest fighting.


– TiVi Tuan-san