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SAIGON KID’S BOOK PUBLISHED

“The Spy and His CIA Brat” is a tale of mystery, bonding, and survival in cataclysmic times. Reviewing historical notes, CIA documents, and letters from his parents, the author seeks to decode the secret life of his father, the mysterious Walter Cini. Walter Cini, a grocer’s son not interested in joining the family business opted instead for the arts and world travel. […]

SAIGON MEMOIR NOW ON SALE

The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military brat: In May of 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new Armed Forces Radio Station(AFRS). Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie among them. Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle’s experience at the American Community School (ACS) during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon. […]

SAIGON KID KATHY (CONNOR) DOBRONYI MEMOIR PUBLISHED: *UNDER THE WINGS OF A GOOD LUCK PHOENIX*

Submitted by Kathy (Connor) Dobronyi (ACS)

I wrote and published a narrative nonfiction coming-of-age memoir, “Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix.” My editor was a Vietnam vet who served with the Wolfhounds in 1967-68.My family and I arrived in Saigon June 1, 1963, two weeks before Thich Quan Duc set himself on […]

My Dad’s Book: Why Viet Nam?

by Renee Daniels King, ACS My Dad wrote a very controversial book about his experiences as a soldier, foreign service officer and Tech-Rep in Viet Nam … Undaunted by my Mother’s angst, that the Army might take away his retirement or send him to prison for treason, and numerous literary rejection letters … he […]

French Tri-Car In Vietnam: 100 Years Ago

Annam 1905 Gabrielle Vasscal Driving Tri-Car. Click to Enlarge

In her book On and Off Duty in Annam (1910) Gabrielle Vassal tells of her and her husband’s rather eventful journey from Nha Trang to Daban in their new Tri-Car.

Not being familiar with the term Tri-Car I was wondering if it would have […]