Ngoc Truong proudly served his country in the Navy for four years.
But when his family was in need, the government turned his back on him, said Truong’s father to WREG.
Truong died of leukemia last month, two months after leaving the Navy. His death was sudden and happened shortly after doctors diagnosed him.
His mother who is in Vietnam was denied twice for a visa to attend the services and ended up missing her own’s son’s funeral.
His father is a small business owner in Blytheville, Arkansas and is the kind of person the Trump administration says it supports.
“That’s what made me fuming mad. Fuming. Why?” Truong asked.
“He’s already done for this country, but what has this country done for him? What did this country do for him?”
The story gained more attention when it was tweeted by CNN anchor Jake Tapper.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 11, 2018
What did the government have to say about all this. It issued it’s usual no comment comment.
“Visa records are confidential under U.S. law. We are unable to discuss specific visa cases,” a State Department official emailed WREG.
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