By Julian Pecquet - 10/04/13 02:20 PM EDT
“Coming from him,” McCain would later say, “that meant something.”
McCain would later offer crucial support for then-President Clinton's effort to normalize relations with Vietnam in 1995.
Giap defeated the French in 1954 in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, becoming a hero to the anti-colonialist movement across Asia and Africa. He also served as commander in chief of the People’s Army of Vietnam throughout the war against the United States, which ended with the fall of Saigon in 1975.
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