Old timers will remember the name Vo Nguyen Giap. He was the legendary leader of the North Vietnamese army who is credited with leading the Vietnamese to victory over much more powerful armies, first famously defeating the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and later successfully resisting the US invasion of his country and forcing them out, leading to the reunification of Vietnam in 1975.
Giap died yesterday at the ripe old age of 102. This obituary describes how the wily general outmaneuvered the occupying forces with limited resources, although at great cost in lives. The war waged by the US in Vietnam, using napalm, Agent Orange, defoliants, and other chemicals that devastated the countryside and caused untold damage to people was an atrocity.
this article has a brief video clip of his life.