Monthly Archives: April 2007

Many old Saigon generals settled in San Jose

San Jose, CA 1987 — They no longer call the shots, but they still wish they could, those former generals and admirals of the defeated Republic of Vietnam. They meet regularly in the San Jose area to secretly map the … Continue reading

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How San Jose, California became the New Saigon

I left Old Saigon in October 1971 after spending a total of five years in South Vietnam, first as a soldier, then a teacher and later, a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review. Two years later, in 1973, I … Continue reading

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