Saturday, December 16, 2017

Little Saigon 1979

Via Larry Bach

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Two of my wife's sisters  and two of her brothers. We brought 1, 2 and 4 (L to R) over on the evacuation.  Hue, the one on the far left, is seen below in a picture I took inside the C-141 on the way to Clark AFB, PI.  Crying below and happy above. :)  Last picture below taken in Little Saigon 1976/7?

 


11 comments:

  1. Brock, are you heading that way at any time soon?

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    1. I was going to Vietnam November 9th but had to postpone until January. If they didn't penalize you so much for stopping in CA I would. :(

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    2. I guess penalties d/t the California fires otherwise
      never heard of this. At least you will be going.

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    3. The Saigon fares are cheap considering you are going half way around the world from the east cost but only if go the most popular route for the airlines. For instance, if you wanted to go the Australia and stop before Saigon, forget it! Just checked and
      it's about $2K one way v RDU to SGN @ $800.

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  2. Wow. I wonder if it was the same in the 50's or 60's.
    They stay up multi nites thinking...

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    1. Reborn has left a new comment on your post "Little Saigon 1979":

      Wow. I wonder if it was the same in the 50's or 60's.
      They stay up multi nites thinking...

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  3. So for those of us new to this blog, what happened to your relatives?

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    1. They have blossomed to over 100 which should show that 'chain migration' needs to be curtailed although some came as Boat people which is a different story. All very successful. The man in the white shirt above (Larry in the link below) has four children, 3 are MD's and the 4th is still in medical school. The most recent graduate, a girl makes $300K at Kaiser.

      https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/search?q=bach
      http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=1740&highlight=bonnie

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  4. Great story. Testimony the American dream is alive and well.

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    1. Indeed, but for some reason we have native born who stay on welfare their whole life.

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