Legendary Vietnam Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap dies

By: MARGIE MASON and CHRIS BRUMMITT

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general who drove the French out of Vietnam to free it from colonial rule and later forced the Americans to abandon their grueling effort to save the country from communism, has died. At age 102, he was the last of Vietnam’s old-guard revolutionaries.

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