In this episode we are going to look at the Vietnam Refugee experience and how it has worked out for them and the country but first a big announcement. The Wall of Faces Project has closed out another state in the search for pictures of fallen heroes of Vietnam. The project is an ambitious plan to secure a picture of every person whose name is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC. Of the 58,000+ names on the wall, more than 46,000 of those names now have a corresponding picture on the Wall of Faces.
Janna Hoehn of the great State of Hawaii is one of the most active volunteers in the find a picture operation. She just found a picture of the 710th person from Oregon to fall in Vietnam. That act completed the quest for pictures of all the 710 Oregonians who died during the Vietnam War.
If you know of someone who died in the Vietnam War, please go to the Wall of Faces Website to determine if a picture of the person has been added to the collection. If a picture of the person you know has not been included on the Wall of Faces and you can help locate a photo, contact Janna Hoehn at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can help you get a photo submitted.
The story of a Vietnamese Refugee featured in this episode comes from Quartz. For your information this about us info comes from their website: “Quartz is a digitally native news outlet, born in 2012, for business people in the new global economy. We publish bracingly creative and intelligent journalism with a broad worldview, built primarily for the devices closest at hand: tablets and mobile phones.”
“Quartz’s founding team includes veterans of some of the world’s highest-quality news organizations who have reported in 115 countries and speak 19 languages. Our main office is in New York City, and we have correspondents and staff reporters in London, Paris, Indonesia, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. We expect to expand quickly to other locations.” The featured story from Quartz is titled: Forty-one years ago, the US took a big gamble on Vietnamese refugees. It was submitted by Thu-Huong Ha in which he tells the story of his parents perilous escape from war torn Vietnam. Ha’s story tells how the Vietnamese Refugees were at first not welcomed with open arms by this country but in the end for the most part they became successfully intertwined into the fabric of American society.