The Tất Thắng Regiment was founded after changing its name from 34 Regiment in 1949. The change came after the regiment won the campaign for Nam Định Province against French forces and was praised by Hồ Chí Minh for doing so. As a result, they based themselves in and around Nam Định town and used guerrilla tactics to protect the local population against further French assaults. In 1952, Tất Thắng changed from an infantry to an artillery regiment and became the first artillery regiment in Vietnam. It still exists to this day as a small unit inside the People’s Army of Vietnam’s artillery corps.