The Depths of Hell

DepthsofHell_1Introducing the newly published THE DEPTHS OF HELL by Michael P Do.

The author was detained in the Vietnamese Communist concentration camps for 10 years after the fall of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975. In 226 pages, you will discover how the prisoners survived the constant torture, humiliation, starvation in the horrible Communist prisons as well as the courageous and steadfast role models when facing the life-and-death situations threatened everyday by the enemies.

The book is available on amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/Depths-Hell-Memoirs-Communist-Concentration/dp/1977670377/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509030512&sr=1-1&keywords=the+depths+of+hell

 

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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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 Board of Directors

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1.- Mr. Michael Do (aka Do Van Phuc): 71 years old, former ARVN officer, former political prisoner in Vietnamese Communist concentration camp A-20.

Graduated from Van Hanh University (Saigon) with BA degree in Political Science, The University of Texas at Austin with BS in Electrical Engineering, The National Technological University (Colorado) with MS in Engineering Management.

Before retiring in 2014, he had worked for Lockheed Austin Division, Advanced Micro Devices, National Instruments, and Motorola, also, taught Math and Science at Pflugerville ISD’s high schools.

Authored 11 books on Vietnamese and American political and social issues. Presented papers at major international conferences and symposia in the USA. Published hundreds of commentaries on newspapers and magazines in the US, Europe and Australia. Currently in charge of the Weekly News on the Vietnamese Public Radio (headquarters in Oklahoma). Very active in community services since 1992, was Chairman of the Board of Executives and currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the VAC-USA.

2.- Mr. Kevin Dang (aka Dang The Khuong), 39 years old.

Graduated from University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy with a Ph.D. in Pharmacy; He also earned an MBA in Health Care. He is the Director of Pharmacy Services at the Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital and Dignity Health Free Standing Emergency Rooms. Adjunct Professor at Grand Canyon University teaching Pharmacology & Biological Sciences

In early 2011, Kevin and five other young individuals established Vietnamese Coalition of Arizona (VACAZ) with an effort to preserve, enrich, and promote the Vietnamese culture, history, and language.  In 2013, Kevin was elected as the President of the Vietnamese Community, serving the term 2013-2016, and was re-elected to serve his second term 2016-2019.  Besides serving as the President of the Vietnamese Community of Arizona, Kevin was recently appointed by Arizona Republican Chairman, Jonathan Lines as the Chairman of the Asian-American Republican Coalition.  Living in the land of freedom and full of opportunities, Kevin’s goal and passion are to strengthen the economic, social, cultural, and political aspects of the Vietnamese community in Arizona.  The achievement of these important aspects will provide our Vietnamese community in Arizona the momentum to deliver both freedom and prosperity to 90 million Vietnamese who are currently residing in Vietnam.

Mr. Dang has been President of the Vietnamese American Community of Arizona from 2013.

3.- Ms. Lệ Đàm Đoàn

Graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BS degree in Psychology in 1980. She also earned an MBA from Trinity Washington University in 2000.

Currently working for Georgia’s Department of Labor.

She has held many tittles in Asian Community such as: Chair for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Gala from 2010 to 2017, President of the Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia (APAC-GA) 2013 to 2014.

Board Member of the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board (ARWB) Youth Council, Member of Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (Gwinnett Place CID), Board of Director of Asian/Pacific American Council of Georgia (APAC-GA), Board member of Asian-American Advancing Justice-Atlanta Organization (AAAJA), Chair/Team Captain of the Asian Cultural Experience in Georgia (ACE), Member of the Atlanta Asian Film Festival (AAFF), Member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP), Board Member of Who’s Who in Asian American Communities (WWAAC) Alliance Foundation, Inc., Board Member of United State Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce-South East (USPAACC-SE); Member of Asian Pacific American Historical Society-Georgia (APAHS).

She was elected to the Board of Directors of the VAC-USA in the term of 2017-2020

4.- Ms. Trà My Nguyen

Was active member of the Students Association at Georgia State University. She earned a BS degree in Business Administration at Clayton State University.

She has been the CEO of WTAUTOMAX since 2004, and WT Reality Investment & WTT Investment.

In 2016, she won the award as one of 25 Most Influential Asian American of Georgia  2016 by Georgia Asian Times.

She has been member of the Board of Director of Asian Pacific American Council of Georgia, and Community Advisory Board of Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Alliance Foundation.

She is currently the President of the Vietnamese American Community of Georgia (2016-2020), and President of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA (2017-2020)

5.- Ms. Catherine Ngô (Mỹ Hạnh), Graduated from Rowan University with a BS degree in Accounting.

From 1999: working as Tax Accountant.

She has been very active in  Community services as treasurer of the Vietnamese Community in Pennsylvania and the Vietnamese American Community of the USA.

6.- Mr. Trong Quang Phan, 57 years old, resettled in the USA from 1979.

He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA and an MS in Engineering Management from St. Mary University (San Antonio), an MS in IS from Texas State University, MA in Information Administration from Webster University (Saint Louis, MO) and a Ph. D. in Applied Management from Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)  ̣

He has been Lead Engineer serving the US Air Force at Randolph AFB from 1986 and had worked for Medical Center of US Infantry at Fort Sam Houston, and many other companies such as Motorola, Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.  ̣

Mr. Phan has served the Vietnamese Community since 2002, was President of Vietnamese Community in San Antonio (2006-2016), Vice-President of the Board of Executives of the VAC-USA (2014-2017), and recently elected to the Board of Directors (2017-2020).

He was Editor of the US Viet News and also works with the Vietnamese television SBTN- Texas.

7.- Mr. Vũ Hồng

Former ARVN officer, former political prisoner in Communist Vietnam concentration camp. Editor of Dieu Hau Magazine (Florida)

Mr. Vu was President of the Vietnamese Veterans Association of Central Florida.

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 Board of Executives

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1.- Ms. TraMy Nguyễn: Chairwoman.

 

2.- Mr. Peter Ngô (Thế Bảo), B.S. EET at NJIT

1965-1972: Attended College of Architecture of Saigon University.

1972-1975: S-3 (Operation) officer of the 8th Group, RVN Army Corps of Engineers.

Had worked for  AT&T, Lucent/Texas Instrument/Agere/LSI before retiring.

From 2006-2010: member of the Board of Supervisors, the Vice President of the Vietnamese American Community of Pennsylvania.

From 2014-2017: Member of the Board of Directors of the Vietnamese American Community of USA

2017: Treasurer of the VAC-USA.

3.- Mr. Hieu Trong Đoàn 

Former Ranger officer in ARVN

Chief Information Officer of  the Vietnamese American Community of USA since 2014. Webmaster of the official website of the VAC-USA.

4.- Mr. Thanh Chuong Châu

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) graduate.

Working as engineering for Cenveo Publisher Services.

Other board members will be posted as soon as appointed.

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Board of Supervisors:

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1.- Mr. Tan Van Nguyễn,  75 years old.

– Former Navy officer, RVNAF.

– Has served the Vietnamese community since 2006 as Chairman of the Board of Executives, Board of Directors and currently Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

– He is also the President of the Federation of the ARVN Veterans Associations in Washington DC.

2.- Mr. Tien Ngoc Nguyễn

Graduated from the RVN National Military Academy (23rd Class)

Currently President of the Vietnamese American Community of North California.

3.- Mr. Han Sy Ngô

Ex-Pilot in RVN Air Force, 118th Squadron.

Has served the Community for decades.

 

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Condemning the Barbarous Acts of Communist Vietnam against the People

2017-05-07_091955The Vietnamese American Community of the USA

Websites: http://tienggoicongdan.com, vacusa.wordpress.com

Condemning the Barbarous Acts of Communist Vietnam against the People

The Communist Vietnam government recently has carried out multiple barbarous acts upon the innocent people who participated in the peaceful protest against the pro-Chinese policy in regard to the marine life disaster and water pollution crisis affecting four provinces in central Vietnam caused by Formosa Corporation. Continue reading

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United Airline’s ill-treatment toward a passenger who is a Vietnamese American elder.

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To: Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airline

233 South Wackerr Dr., Chicago, Il 60606

Customer Care,  United Airlines, Inc.

900 Grand Plaza Drive NHCCR,  Houston, TX 77067-4323

Subject: In regard of the United Airline’s ill-treatment toward a passenger who is a Vietnamese American elder.

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The Peace Movements in South Vietnam in Mid-1960s


By Michael Do Peace
To be presented at 2017 Institute for Peace and Conflict Conference
“1967: The Search for Peace”, Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
on Saturday 29, 2017

With a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding, the Vietnam War history has been falsely written by our enemies (Vietnamese Communists) and has been taught the same way in US schools for more than half century.
I think that history must be studied from different perspectives of all sides involved to be, at least, close to the truth.
As a combat soldier and a political officer who fought 9 years in the war, I’d like to shed a light into the dark and chaotic period when the Communist propaganda reigned in the South Vietnamese college campus and the Buddhist communities.
The failure of the Vietnam War can be accounted for by many factors. Of which, the anti-war movements both in the US and in South Vietnam were the most important events that had enormous influence on the US policy and the international perception.
This presentation is to look into the peace movements occurred in South Vietnam in mid-1960s: Who they were? Where they came from? Who were behind the scene? And who would benefit from the movements?

Read the paper in PDF format

1967 PeaceMovement in Vietnam

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Topeka Army veteran fought, ate, lived with South Vietnamese troops

By Steve Fry, steve.fry@cjonline.comTOP_new111116VetStory2

Veteran: U.S. Senate ‘defunded’ support to South Vietnam

Bob Dalton was an American advisor to a South Vietnamese Army battalion during the Vietnam War. Dalton, 73, is from Topeka. Dalton sometimes carried an M-79 grenade launcher when on patrol. This empty shell from a grenade launcher and a North Vietnamese medal, the equivalent of an American Bronze Start, make up a display piece Dalton has. Dalton picked up the medal on a battlefield. Continue reading

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Public Statement in Regard to The Voice of Vietnamese Americans

Feb 24, 2017

Public LogoCDGIFSbStatement in Regard to The Voice of Vietnamese Americans

To whom it may concern,

The Vietnamese American Community of the USA is the nationwide organization that represents scores of Vietnamese Communities at city and state levels. We herein clarify that the organization named The Voice of Vietnamese Americans has nothing to do with our Vietnamese American Community of the USA. Continue reading

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