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Jun 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hackers Penetrate Little Saigon Library

Hackers Penetrate Little Saigon Library

posted by Randall

Vietnamese Library Online
 
Many Vietnamese Americans escaped communism and came to the United States as refugees.
 
Today that war against communism is seemingly continuing online.
 
The Vietnamese Library Online out of Orange County is dedicated to restoring materials they say were either destroyed after the Fall of Saigon or blocked by the communist government.
 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese Americans Push Back on Effort to Overturn Ban on Communists in California

Vietnamese Americans Push Back on Effort to Overturn Ban on Communists in California

posted by Randall
Vietnamese Refugees

Vietnamese escaped communism after the Fall of Saigon

Outrage from both the Vietnamese American community and veterans has forced a California politician to pull his bill that would have lifted a ban on communists working for the state, reports Voice of America.

“This bill is blatantly offensive to all Californians,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 3, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Vietnamese Refugee turned US Army General

NPR: Vietnamese Refugee turned US Army General

posted by Jason Fong

USS HancockOn the 40th anniversary of the fall of Vietnam, former refugee-turned-General of the US Army, Viet Luong reflects back on his experience escaping the country.

Fleeing Vietnam with several members of his immediate family and the help of an American journalist, Luong, in his interview with NPR, recalled the warfare at the Tan Son … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on 40 Years of Optimism for Southeast Asians in the United States

40 Years of Optimism for Southeast Asians in the United States

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugees

(This is the final part of an ongoing series on AsAmNews commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asians to the United States. )

The statistics  paint one picture, but the Southeast Asian refugees we talked to who landed in the United States to escape communist rule paint … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asylum Seeker Thanh Dang’s Story of Survival after the Fall of Saigon

Asylum Seeker Thanh Dang’s Story of Survival after the Fall of Saigon

posted by Jason Fong

Vietnamese Boat People
 
(This is the latest in a series of stories on AsAmNews to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. The following is a question and answer with Thanh Dang. His story is featured in the book
Boat People: Personal Stories From Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on KUSI: Vietnamese Americans Return to USS Midway To Commemorate Ship’s Role in Evacuating Them

KUSI: Vietnamese Americans Return to USS Midway To Commemorate Ship’s Role in Evacuating Them

posted by Randall

USS Midway Evacuations during the Fall of Saigon
 

It was 40 years ago this week that the crew of the USS Midway evacuated 3,000 South Vietnamese before the communist takeover of the former country.

Sunday, 5,000 people in San Diego attended a ceremony on the deck of the Midway commemorating that historical mission, reports KUSI.

Panic ensued that day as people … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 26, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on How a 10-Year-Old Child Survived the Fall of Saigon and Made It to the US

How a 10-Year-Old Child Survived the Fall of Saigon and Made It to the US

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugees evacuated via helicopter

(This is the latest in a series of stories on AsAmNews to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. The following is a question and answer with Jean Luc. Her story is featured in the book by Carina Hoang, Boat People: Personal Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Fall of Saigon: 40 Years Later Through the Eyes of a 20-Something Vietnamese American

Fall of Saigon: 40 Years Later Through the Eyes of a 20-Something Vietnamese American

posted by Randall

Vietnamese refugees evacuate

 

By Chinh Doan

(This is the latest in a series of stories leading up to the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the arrival of Southeast Asian refugees to the United States).

Everyone has a story. It would be impossible to share mine without the sacrifice of countless people during a long … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Child Learns Lessons of War and Survival

posted by Randall

Vietnamese War Casaulty

(This is the latest story in our continuing series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the arrival of Vietnamese refugees to the United States).

Lala Stein learned a lesson first hand no child of any age should have to experience.

War, she said, “means winning, losing and killing.”

The 16-year-old lived … Read more

Community Issues

Apr 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on OC Register: Commemoration of the Fall of Saigon Cancelled

OC Register: Commemoration of the Fall of Saigon Cancelled

posted by Randall

South Vietnam FlagAn event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon at Camp Pendleton in Southern California has been cancelled, reports the OC Register.

A federal policy prohibiting South Vietnamese symbols on federal property killed the event. Camp Pendleton was the home of many Vietnamese refugees who escaped South Vietnam after the communist takeover.… Read more

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