The Vietnamese American Community of the USA (VAC-USA) New Leadership (2017-2020)

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National Congress of the VAC-USA at San Antonio, Texas on October 14, 2017

Short Biography of the Members of the Boards of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA (VAC-USA). 

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There is such man with big heart…

by Michael DoKim

Ex Captain Dennis S. Q. Kim is a Korean Chinese American who was commissioned in the United Armed Forces on June 12, 1964. After being trained with various courses such as: Infantry Officers Basic Course, Military Assistance Training Advisor, Airborne and Ranger Schools, Kim served 2 tours in Vietnam. The first tour was from June 1966 to June 1967 as assistant Senior to the ARVN 38th Ranger Battalion, then Senior Advisor to ARVN 34th Ranger. Back to Vietnam in his 2nd tour, Kim was assigned Senior Advisor to the Chief of Tactics at Duc My Ranger Training Center. Continue reading

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Press Release In Regard to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Statement that offends the Vietnamese Americans and Nail Business.

During his daily COVID-19 briefing in Sacramento on Thursday, 7 May 20, Governor of California, Mr. Gavin Newsom said “This whole thing started in the State of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon. I just want to remind everybody of that and that I’m very worried about that”. After the provocative remark, Gov. Newsom declined on Friday to provide additional details about where the salon was located and how the state health officials traced the case. Despite requests from several civil and media organizations, Gov. Newsom defended his decision not to release further proof of his accusations because of health and privacy concerns. Continue reading

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Protest the Governor’s recent statement that offends the nail business and the Vietnamese American Community.

CỘNG ĐỒNG NGƯỜI VIỆT QUỐC GIA HOA KỲ

The Vietnamese American Community of the USA

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To: Mr. Gavin Newsom – Governor of California

1303 10th Street, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814

May 9, 2020

Subject: Protest the Governor’s recent statement that offends the nail business and the Vietnamese American Community.

Dear Governor Newsom,

On behalf of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA (VAC-USA), we strongly protest your recent statement in regard to the Covid-19. Continue reading

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The Effectiveness of Vietnamization

By Dr. Trong Q. Phan20190426_185438

Paper presented at “1969: Vietnamization and the Year of Transition in the Vietnam War” Conference.  Vietnam Center Texas Tech University April 25-27, 2019

Abstract

Vietnamization and diplomacy combined with military operation were the two pivotal strategies that President Nixon pursued to achieve his presidential campaign promise to end the Vietnam War. Although President Nixon achieved his goal with a peace treaty, the outcome severely impacted our international reputation in many fronts: the degradation of our national ideals on the world stage, loss of one of the most faithful friends and allies – the Republic of Vietnam, and leveraging advantages for Chinese influence in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

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The Vietnamization from a Vietnamese Infantryman’s Perspective

Michael Do, DVP

Ex-Captain, 5th Infantry Division, ARVN

Paper presented at the Conference on Vietnam, marking 50th anniversary of the Vietnamization (1969-2019) at the Vietnam Center and Archive, Lubbock, April, 27, 2019

Chronicle of Vietnam War

 1945 – 1954: The 1st Indochina War between Viet Minh and the French ended with the partition of Vietnam according to the Geneva Accords. Continue reading

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VAUSA Scholarship

The VAUSA Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund is established in remembrance of U.S. USAVALOGOrev-232x300uniformed services members of Vietnamese descent who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of Freedom and Democracy for our great Nation. The Fund is intended to honor their service and selfless devotion to duty to preserve our way of life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness. The goal of this Fund is to support the scholarship recipients financially in their successful college studies while they actively promote the recognition and acknowledgement of these Fallen Heroes within their community. Continue reading

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Dr. James Reckner Passed Away.

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https://today.ttu.edu/…/2018/11/Stories/james-reckner-dies
James Reckner retired from the university in early 2009.
In 1988, James Reckner arrived at Texas Tech to teach history. But in his first year, when he asked his class which U.S. general was most closely associated with the Vietnam War and only one student correctly answered Gen. William Westmoreland, Reck
ner realized how little their generation knew about the conflict. Continue reading

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Open Letter to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

To the Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Member of the House of Representatives.

Dear Miss Ocasio-Cortez

Firstly, I congratulate you for the victory, elected as the youngest member of the House (one of the 3 chambers of the government as you said)

Secondly, I praise you as the most courage person who dared to run for the highest office while having the knowledge in politics as little as an elementary school student!

Hundreds of thousands of legal migrants who apply for U.S. citizenship must answer dozens of questions about the government. They surely know that the government consists of 3 branches (which you called chambers). They are: Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary (which you named the Presidency, the House, and the Senate) Continue reading

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PROTESTING AND CONDEMNING THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS’ GIVING AWAY THE NATIONAL LAND TO CHINA

The Vietnamese American Community of the USA

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STATEMENT

PROTESTING AND CONDEMNING THE VIETNAMESE COMMUNISTS’ GIVING AWAY THE NATIONAL LAND TO CHINA

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Considering that:

  1. According to the recent news, the Vietnamese Communist Government has submitted to its Puppet Congress the Bill establishing Special Administrative and Economic Zones for Van Don, Van Phong, and Phu Quoc areas, which, in reality, are to be ceded to Communist China for 99 years. This is the second time the Bill has been submitted and may be voted on by the Congress on June 15; and

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Request to Remove Ho Chi Minh’s Statue at the Museum of Mimasaka City

The Vietnamese American Community of the USA

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December 1st, 2017

To: The City of Mimasaka, Japan

Subject: Request to Remove Ho Chi Minh’s Statue at the Museum of Mimasaka City

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