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Drawing blood from his own arm, the father resolved to save his children from starvation and dehydration at sea. He dribbled it into their mouths, all to deliver them from a bleak promise of poverty and repression. That's how Phu Nguyen describes his...
COSTA MESA — Mayor Allan Mansoor has been trying to appeal to the Vietnamese American community, a key voting bloc in his bid for the 68th Assembly District. Toward that goal he's enlisted the support of a Little Saigon political insider, Daisy...
WESTMINSTER — As she toured Little Saigon, Ghada Said Gerges Amien, an Egyptian civil rights lawyer, was impressed with seeing the structure, order and principles of the American system up close. "There's respect, understanding, democracy and...
COSTA MESA — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution recognizing June 19 as "the Day of Remembrance for Overseas Vietnamese Veterans of the Republic of South Vietnam." Officials adopted the resolution after Mayor Allan...
Tags: Armed Forces, Local Elections, Elections, Defense
On Tuesday, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor had us reliving that scene of rooftop pandemonium at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon back on April 30, 1975. On that dark day, the last of the American choppers ferried evacuees away to the safety of ships standing by...
Times Staff WriterHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam — GOOD morning, Saigon: Another shopping day is breaking on the wide, tree-lined boulevards of the city's central business district. Proprietors are sweeping sidewalks, saleswomen are rearranging displays, tourists are...
Zap2It.comFollowing President Bush's visit for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, it was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's turn to give a thrill the Vietnamese people. The celebrity couple made front page news when they were recognized speeding around Ho...
A Marysville restaurant unexpectedly became a drive-thru when a woman crashed her truck into the building. According to Marysville Police, the driver was trying to back out her truck out of a parking space when she somehow managed to drive right into the...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Restaurants, Vehicles
The Morning CallJuan Jimenez was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. In September 1967, he was drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam. He was 18. Initially a military police officer, Jimenez went on to spend eight months as an assault helicopter gunner with the...
Of The Morning CallRobert E. Serafin guarded German prisoners of war in Colorado and Wyoming until the late summer of 1944, when the Army reassigned him as a hospital orderly. The corporal from Plains, just north of Wilkes-Barre, landed in France in February 1945. Assigned...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIf history is any guide, the daily briefings from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld could prove an imperfect portrait of the unfolding war in Afghanistan. No one has accused Rumsfeld of misleading the press or misrepresenting events on the ground. But...
Of The Morning CallIt's early afternoon in Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, commercial hub of Vietnam. I walk out the hotel door into a wall of savage heat, and the heavy air closes in thickly around me. It's hot like a fired-up furnace -- so hot my breath comes...
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