CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1989 |
The last time Tung saw his brother, Tam, now 56, was in the final days of April, 1975, before Saigon fell to the Communist armies of North Vietnam. "I told him I was going to escape and leave Vietnam," Tung recalled Monday. "I asked him to come with me, but he said he couldn't go. He was a major in the South Vietnamese army and he said he had a responsibility to remain and ensure the safety of the South Vietnamese people."
January 5, 1990 |
While American relatives anxiously awaited word, 300 former Vietnamese political prisoners arrived here Friday on the first leg of a journey that will bring more than half of them to California, including more than 60 to Orange County.