President of Alliance of Vietnamese People
General Commissioner of Exile Commission of World Citizens Organization
Former Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of Free Vietnam.
Nguyen Huu Chanh was born on October 1, 1949 in Vinh Phu Hamlet, Cat Thang Commune, Phu Cat District, Binh Dinh Province. He used to be a civil engineer and former student of Vo Tanh High School, Nha Trang Province.
His father was a national revolutionary, therefore at the age of 3, his family had to leave his native land Binh Dinh for Nha Trang were developed a strong attachment to the outstanding natural beauty of white sand beaches in Vietnam.
Nguyen is married to Bui Thi Bich Man. They have four sons named Vinh, Quang, Son, Ha. Three of his sons have earned a Master Degree in engineering. His youngest son Ha, has graduated from Law School and is a lawyer in Southern California.
His activities of the struggle for freedom in Vietnam according to the annals of the Coalition Party of Free Vietnam are as follows:
- After the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces on April 30, 1975, Nguyen was asked to leave the country by a U.S. special agency; instead he chose to stay in Vietnam and organize the anti-Communist group – “Bao Long Liberators” with his close friend and many RVNMF (Republic of Vietnam Military Forces). They established the organization and began operating in coastal provinces, Central Highland and the Western region of Vietnam from 1975 to 1982.
- In December 1975, Nguyen was arrested in Nha Trang and sent to “Re-education Camp” A40 (Concentration Camp or Labor Camp in reality) in Dong Gang Roc Muong, Khanh Hoa Province. In May 1976, he absconded from the camp, fled to Saigon to continue his political activities.
- In February 1978, Nguyen was captured for the second time and taken into police custody in District 8, Saigon. Here he was extricated by the members of Bao Long Liberators and then moved to the town of Dalat in Vietnam,
- In 1979, Nguyen returned to Saigon and was caught for the third time on April 21, 1980. The Communists incarcerated him once again. He then escaped for the third time and returned to Qui Nhon, Vietnam.
- In August 1981, the Communists captured Nguyen for the fourth time in An Nhon District and detained him in Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province. While being transported from Qui Nhon to Saigon on a train, he jumped from the highspeed railway to escape and then fled to Doan Ket Town, Kontum Province. He re-joined his group the “Bao Long Liberators” which now included the militant group Fulro.
- In 1982, because of the depletion of supplies, the “Bao Long Liberators” group decided to cease operating, stay under the radar and propose that Nguyen should go abroad to cooperate with overseas anti-Communist forces.
- October 1982, Nguyen crossed the treacherous sea to Subic Bay and was received in by authorities at the Bataan refugee camp, Philippines.
- In 1985, Nguyen immigrated to the United States. He worked as a landscaper and founded the Vinameco Construction Company, it was subsequently the first Vietnamese contruction company in the U.S. that employed hundreds of workers.
- In 1989, Nguyen dissolved the consruction Company. He then formed the Royal Vietnamese organization in Vanuatu (an island nation in the Pacific Ocean) with Nguyen Phuoc Lien Thanh, a grandson of Ky Ngoai Hau Cuong De, to appeal to the government for an island for Vietnamese refugees, due to the repatriation policy which sent refugees back to Vietnam without cause. Unfortunately, the plan was to no avail due to a coup in the Vanuatu Administration.
- In 1990, Nguyen returned to the United States and established:
Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic, which includedr uninsured compatriots.
Pacific Technical School for refugees and H.O. immigrants.
Federation of Construction and Building of Free Vietnam, in close relation to
In 1991, with the aid of 17 organizations and political parties, Nguyen formed the National Union Council, which included many revolutionary intellectuals and leaders for the purpose of forming a powerful organization to annihilate the Communist regime in Vietnam.
April 1992, in a top-secret Oath Ceremony, Nguyen took responsibility towards National Union Council for leading a delegation of Vietnamese and American experts who would disguise themselves as social activists under humanitarian programs such as Vinamoto, Agent Orange researchs and seeking Missing-in-Action (MIA) American military personnel to gain access to Vietnam through official routes in order to re-organize the “Bao Long Liberators” group and reestablish contact with dissidents inside the Communist regime in Vietnam.
- February 1993, Nguyen’s activities were unexpectedly disclosed, he and his comrades immediately crossed the border to Cambodia where he founded:
Pacific Technical School for countrymen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
BRAVO Organization: Seeking MIA (Missing in Action) military personnel (under the direction of former General Westmoreland.)
Indochina Alliance of Resistance Groups
Tu Do News, the first Vietnamese newspaper in Cambodia.
In addition, Nguyen joined efforts with Cambodian Royal Freedom Fighters (FUNCIFEC - National United Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful and Cooperative Cambodia).
- On April 30, 1995, before the U.S. Government declared rapprochement with Hanoi, Nguyen and his comrades announced the establishment of the Government of Free Vietnam (GFVN) in Sa Thay, Cambodia-Vietnam border. The Prime Minister was a Lieutenant Colonel (RVNMF) who lived inside Vietnam at the time, code-named Nguyen Hoang Dan (also the alias that Nguyen Huu Chanh used to lead ‘Bao Long Liberator’ group). Nguyen Huu Chanh was nominated as Secretary General of the Central Managing Council of the Government of Free Vietnam, in charge of all overseas activities for the Government.
- In 1996, Nguyen and his comrades in the leadership of GFVN canvassed Vietnamese communities from Europe to Australia, from the United States to Canada in order to form the foundation for the Delegate Assembly of Government of Free Vietnam.
- January 25-26-27, 1997: with more than 3,000 attendees, the “Just Cause” Conference officially introduced the Cabinet members of the GFVN in Southern California. Nguyen was elected as the Commander In Chief of the Peace Campaign of the GFVN.
He then departed from the United States to the border of Indo-China to build bases KC 701, 702, 710 to train forces to enter Vietnam.