The vestiges of Ho Chi Minh Campaign Front Command are typical monuments reflecting the right, direct and creative leadership and command of the Central Department, the Regional Military Commission and the Campaign Command. Although the monument is a temporary agency (from April 26 to April 30, 1975), it has shown the right leadership role in the war strategy of the new era. , but directly the historic Ho Chi Minh campaign.
The reason is called the relic of Ho Chi Minh Campaign Forward Command Post because the Ho Chi Minh Campaign Command was established at the South Vietnamese Liberation Army base at Ta Thiet Krom – Loc Thanh – Loc Ninh Hamlet. , Song Be. After the meeting on March 25, 1975 of the Politburo and the Central Military Commission, according to the assignment of the Politburo, on the same day, comrade Le Duc Tho went to Loc Ninh to join comrades Pham Hung, Van Tien Dung. on behalf of the Politburo to directly direct the campaign to liberate Saigon.
When the campaign was about to open, in order to directly command the campaign from the very beginning to be close to the operational situation of the agency, the Ho Chi Minh Campaign Command was received by the Politburo, but directly by comrade Le Duc Tho. Van Tien Dung decided to move to a forward base closer to the battlefield and chose Cam Xe as the headquarters of Cam Xe, also known as Ho Chi Minh campaign’s forward command post.
With this relocated location, the relic of Ho Chi Minh Campaign Front Command is one of the important places to decide the right, wise, direct and agile direction to facilitate the for the victory of our army and people in historic Ho Chi Minh campaign.
The Ho Chi Minh campaign’s forward command post successfully completed the historical task of the Politburo assigned to liberate Saigon – Gia Dinh, liberate the South before the rainy season, successfully ended 30 years of struggle. network and armed uprising of our people completely in the fastest time.
The relic is located in the forested area, there are many small and short streams pouring into the big Cam Xe stream such as Cac Lieu stream, Ong Lo stream, Bien Loc stream, Ba Gia stream, Ba Thanh stream … Local history is a long-standing land, there is a primeval forest with many kinds of precious wood trees, next to a stream, it is this stream, with its beneficial properties of “martial” character. created many advantages for our army and people to expel the enemy in the two resistance wars against the French colonialists and American imperialists).
With a total area of 6182.96m 2 position coordinates 11 0 23’32 “north latitude, 106 030’40 ”longitude. This is the regenerating forest, the old tree forest has been cut down, the regenerating forest has also been burned many times. Because the relic is a temporary agency, the tents and trenches here are mainly made of available wood materials, after a long time of rain and sun, only faint traces remain. The bomb hole where comrade Van Tien Dung took water for living is quite intact. According to people living here, every March, they burn to plant cassava. Currently, the landscape of this area has changed a lot compared to before, the immense rubber forest surrounding the relic area. The remaining traces such as: bomb craters for drinking water, traces of ditches have faded, trees grow quite a lot, it is very difficult to find old traces hidden by trees and trees.
In 1987, General Van Tien Dung and a number of regional cadres visited and determined the location on the basis of the remaining vestiges. After that, Binh Long district team and the people of Minh Thanh commune built stele to mark this place. Beer is made of reinforced concrete, 3m high, 2.5m wide, with a star on it, under the star with the words Ho Chi Minh Campaign Command, April 30, 1975, Minh Thanh commune. On August 20, 1990, Quan Khu 7 Museum built another stele about 3m away from the old stele, 15m high, 1.5m wide, also made of reinforced concrete. By 2005, it was restored with marble up to now.