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Being American

BEING AMERICANS Robert C Trando You have taken the oath of allegiance to the USA swearing to defend this country unequivoquely in case of wars and conflicts. You still remember when waving a small Stars and Stripes flag during your citizenship ceremony in front of the Judge you were overwhelmed with emotion and pride, shedding […]

Beauty of a Lost Land

Administrator’s note: Vivianna is a grand daughterof T. Nguyen, a former Vietnamese Air Force fighterpilot emigrated to America in 1991 as a refugeeafter being incarcerated in Communist re-education camp for 10 torturous yearsViviannawas born in the and has absolutely noknowledge of the war her grand father had fought in the early nineteen sixtiesWhen she listenedto […]

Administrator note

Administrator’snote: In the long history of Vietnam,the momentous event of April 1975 was indisputably unprecedented.Throughout its four thousand year history, Vietnamese never fled theirmother land in such huge number.Theinherently stoic Vietnamese would persevere against most hardships and/ornatural disasters only to remain around their birth place with their family.But the fear of communism in April 1975 […]

A Sense of Duty

A SENSE OF DUTY My Father, My American Journey By: Quang X. Pham This is a wonderful book written by a Vietnamese refugee who fled Viet Nam with his mother and three sisters during the fall of Saigon, leaving behind his father who was a Vietnamese Air Force pilot. Author Pham takes the reader along […]