Charles Piroth Military person

Charles Piroth (1906 – 15 March 1954) was a French artillery officer and veteran of the Italian Campaign during the Second World War, after which he served three tours in Vietnam during the First Indochina War. Holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Piroth commanded the artillery of the French Dien Bien Phu garrison during the siege of the valley by the Viet Minh. After failures by his artillery batteries to provide adequate support, he committed suicide in his bunker.

Personal facts

Birth dateJanuary 01, 1906
Date of deathMarch 15, 1954
Place of death
Điện Biên Phủ , Vietnam


Military person

military operations
World War II
First Indochina War
military branch
French Army
military commandArtillery at Dien Bien Phu garrison

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