Boy Who Fled Vietnam War Returns as U.S. Officer

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boy Who Fled Vietnam War Returns as U.S. Officer

By SETH MYDANS Published: November 9, 2009 DANANG, Vietnam — Cmdr. H. B. Le, the first Vietnamese-American to command a United States Navy destroyer, had just stepped ashore on a formal port call, making an emotional return to Vietnam for the first time since he fled as a boy on a fishing boat at the […]

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Unique homecoming to Vietnam for US commander

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for US commander

By BEN STOCKING, Associated Press Writer Ben Stocking, Associated Press Writer – Sat Nov 7, 8:47 am ET DANANG, Vietnam – On the day his side lost the Vietnam War, Hung Ba Le fled his homeland at the age of 5 in a fishing trawler crammed with 400 refugees. Thirty-four years later, he made an unlikely homecoming — as […]

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