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Christmas in Saigon, 1960

Submitted by Bruce Thomas (ACS)

Whenever I travel the couple of hundred miles over to a neighboring state, to the city where my mother was born and raised, I visit the graves of my parents. And then I’ll stroll the hundred yards or so across the city’s largest cemetery to visit the grave of […]

SAIGON ARRIVAL: KEVIN WELLS

It was still the children are to be seen and not heard era so I got my orders. Full formal table manners were in effect until further notice and I was to help keep my siblings under control. As the oldest of the siblings, I had my duties. What I had not experienced before was a Chef and someone who served the meal, neither of whom was my mother. […]

SAIGON ARRIVAL: BOB LAYSON

I looked out the window and saw a skinny little old lady dressed in what looked like black pajamas and a cone shaped hat squatting by a tree peeing. She looked up at me smiling with black teeth then spit some kind of red juice. […]

SAIGON KIDS™ STORIES: MEMORIES OF THE KINH DO THEATER BOMBING

By Deborah Spohr Martins (ACS)

We were all sitting at the dinning room table having dinner, my Mom , Dad , brother, sister and my self,when the bomb went off and shook our house windows. My father who was the assistant manager of ESSO Oil Company,(he was a civilian and always seemed to know […]

SAIGON KIDS™ STORIES: SPRING BREAK FOLLIES

By Kevin Wells (ACS)

When you teach undergraduate students, you just have to be ready for just about anything. One of the annual events that generates that anything is spring break.

Although semi-nude spring break participants in warm climes like Mexico make the evening news on a regular basis, travel to other countries is […]