Public security force sent to southern battlefields receives hero title hinh anh 1Minister of Public Security Gen. To Lam addresses the event. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Public Security Party Committee and the Ministry of Public Security on October 23 held a ceremony to bestow the title "Hero of People’s Armed Forces" to the public security force sent as reinforcements to the southern battlefields during the anti-America war.

In his remarks at the event, Minister of Public Security Gen. To Lam said the Party, State and Vietnamese people are always grateful for the contributions made by the South's security force, including the reinforcements sent to the southern battlefields in the war.

He urged the Central Public Security Party Committee, the Ministry of Public Security and local public security units to continue well implementing social welfare policies designated for people who rendered services to the nation, including the public security force sent as reinforcements to the southern battlefields, and their families.

Lam hoped that the senior public security officers will further uphold their revolutionary bravery and morality to overcome hardships and contribute more to the cause of national construction and protection.

He also expected that the senior officers will devote to the development of public security forces and be shining examples for today’s generations.

The minister called on all public security officers to actively take part in rescue operations in flood-hit areas in central Vietnam and raise funds to support affected people.

As many as 906 public security officers were killed on duty across battlefields in the south while 46 others were arrested and imprisoned by American troops during the past war. Hundreds of them were wounded or exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxin./.