Episode 2428 – Exclusive Interview with renowned author Nghia Vo
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Dr. Nghia M. Vo
Episode 2428 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature an interview with Dr. Nghia M. Vo where he talks about his latest book Vietnam War Refugees in Guam and the history of Vietnam and the wars it has fought.
Dr. Vo is a medical doctor who was drafted into the South Vietnamese Army in 1973 upon his graduation from medical school. When the communists from North Vietnam took over South Vietnam in 1975, Dr. Vo made a perilous escape to Guam.
After a brief stay on that island he made his way to America. For five decades he went on to practice medicine and write in this country. He has written multiple books on Vietnamese culture. He helped found the nonprofit Saigon Arts, Culture & Education Institute and works to document Vietnamese-American culture through conferences, publications and a website.
His latest book Vietnam War Refugees in Guam, describes the experiences of South Vietnamese refugees who were escaping the murderous North Vietnamese. The book has been added to the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast Recommended Reading List.
It tells about more than 130,000 South Vietnamese fled their homeland at the end of the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands landed on the island of Guam on their way to the U.S. Many remained there. Guamanians and U.S. military personnel welcomed them. Funded by a $405 million Congressional appropriation, Operation New Life was among the most intensive humanitarian efforts ever accomplished by the U.S. government, with the help of the people of Guam. Without it, many evacuees would have died somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. This book chronicles a part of the first mass migration of Vietnamese “boat people,” before and after the fall of Saigon in April 1975–a story still unfolding almost half a century later.
You are recommended to get a copy of this excellent book and make sure you take advantage of a 40% discount being offered for a short time.
Listen to episode 2428 and get the full interview with Dr. Nghia M. Vo where he talks about his latest book Vietnam War Refugees in Guam and the history of Vietnam and the wars it has fought.
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