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April 26, 1993 | DE TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Army veteran sat in the living room of his cramped apartment, sipping lotus-flowered tea and talking about his life after high school. Upon graduation in 1954, the year his country split into North and South Vietnam, Nguyen Huu Tai got drafted into the latter's army. Numerous firefights later, Tai was a lieutenant colonel when Communist forces overran Saigon in 1975. "My whole life was the army," Tai said.
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March 25, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
About two dozen residents, mostly senior citizens, have criticized a request that the city Redevelopment Agency purchase a house that a group of former Vietnamese prisoners hopes to convert to temporary housing for newly arrived refugees. "It is up to the federal government, not the taxpayers of Westminster, to take care of these people," Lola O'Connor, 72, said at a Redevelopment Agency meeting Tuesday. The Vietnam Political Detainees Mutual Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
About two dozen residents, mostly senior citizens, have criticized a request that the city Redevelopment Agency purchase a house that a group of former Vietnamese prisoners hopes to convert to temporary housing for newly arrived refugees. "It is up to the federal government, not the taxpayers of Westminster, to take care of these people," Lola O'Connor, 72, said at a Redevelopment Agency meeting Tuesday. The Vietnam Political Detainees Mutual Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1993 | DE TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Army veteran sat in the living room of his cramped apartment, sipping lotus-flowered tea and talking about his life after high school. Upon graduation in 1954, the year his country split into North and South Vietnam, Nguyen Huu Tai got drafted into the latter's army. Numerous firefights later, Tai was a lieutenant colonel when Communist forces overran Saigon in 1975. "My whole life was the army," Tai said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside an apartment on Silver Drive hangs a red banner with white Vietnamese words welcoming former political prisoners and their families. Inside, five families share four bedrooms, with a mattress in the living room accommodating the fifth family. The garage next door houses four desks, a printer and a portable tray containing a tea set. The apartment is headquarters for the Vietnam Political Detainees Mutual Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1991 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside an apartment on Silver Drive hangs a red banner with white Vietnamese words welcoming former political prisoners and their families. Inside, five families share four bedrooms, with a mattress in the living room accommodating the fifth family. The garage next door houses four desks, a printer and a portable tray containing a tea set. The apartment is headquarters for the Vietnam Political Detainees Mutual Assn.
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