STORY // Tien V. part 2



By: Jimmy Patel-Nguyen

We recently shared Tien’s story on the blog. Here’s a short clip of him and his wife recounting some of their final moments in South Vietnam during a recording session at West Point where their son was a recent graduate.

“Before we [could] get into Philippine waters…we [had] to lower our South Vietnam flag, and put up the American flag on our ship…We [sang] our South Vietnamese anthem—for the last time—to lower it down. Everybody was very emotional. It [was] no longer our country."

Video by West Point Center for Oral History

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