Re "A Reviled Figure Resurfaces to Oppose Unwelcome Mat for Vietnam Officials," May 19: I am a Navy veteran who served aboard an aircraft carrier during the Korean and Vietnam wars. What's with all these Vietnamese demonstrations in Garden Grove and Westminster to "discourage" visits by Communist Party leaders from Vietnam? That war was more than a generation ago. Vietnamese Americans are living freely, comfortably and have attained their slice of the American dream. They now drive cars instead of pedaling bicycles.
They should really encourage and support these visits, if only to flaunt the wonderful life they have attained and enjoy here in America. Make those commies envious and jealous to the point that they go home miserable enough to start thinking of planting the glorious seeds of democracy in Vietnam.