Saigon

  • Behind the Story

    Apr 1 2005

    Leaving Saigon

    
Arnold R. Isaacs' last South Vietnamese press card, from 1975.
    Thirty Years After the End of the War

    Thirty years since April '75—good grief. It seems almost too trite to say, but it doesn't seem that it could possibly have been that long ago. Every April reminds me of the end of the Vietnam war, this one more than most, not just because of the round number but because of an encounter with the past that I had just a couple of weeks before the actual anniversary. The following ruminations are longer than I intended, but here they are anyway.

  • Dart Award Honorable Mention

    Camp Z30-D: The Survivors

    Written with grace and restraint, these stories of Vietnamese men and women imprisoned for “re-education” reveal their suffering in the camp and their struggles as refugees in the U.S. Originally published in the Orange County Register on April 29, 2001.

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