Daughter of the CURRENT Vietnamese Communist Prime Minister is a US CITIZEN. Her wedding to a Vietnamese refugee brought up in America. But wait there’s more!
The Humanitarian Operation (HO) Program began in 1989 with an official agreement between the United States and Vietnam in regard to Vietnam’s political prisoners. After 1975, the newly instated regime sent one million Vietnamese military officials from former South Vietnam to re-education camps, in actuality forced labor locations. In 1983, the United States began negotiations for release of these political prisoners. The Vietnamese government agreed to their release if the United States government allowed them to immigrate to the United States. The in-country processing program started in 1989 and former political prisoners began to arrive in 1991. But wait there’s more!
Are you able to tell us apart?
A refugee with a sad history,
Who rebuilt their life from a poor start,
And the communist that’s much wealthy,
Who emigrated in a move so smart.
It’s too bad that we all look the same,
“Asian” is the tag we can claim! But wait there’s more!
I wish I could turn back the time so that,
I would then push my Dad to quickly flee.
“Run, Dad, and save your life no matter what!
The Communists won’t spare you, let hear me!
Commander’s duty – you fulfilled at last,
We don’t want you killed – let hear us all plea!
You’re not safe but we are, so let’s run fast!”
(Terza-Rima-style poem) But wait there’s more!
30/04/1975, the day I lost my country, my identity as a soldier, and was torn between my own safety and my family.
I was Lieutenant Colonel working at J6 Joint General Staff (Signal Communications) – Headquarters.
I applied for family evacuation, reserved for high-ranking officers through the American Advisory Group. But wait there’s more!