Jay comes to us, as a Saigon Kid, from the Phoenix Study Group, which was the schooling following the American Community School most of us attended. Jay’s group existed during the early 1970’s up until 1975. In fact, they where in the process of renaming the Phoenix Study Group – the American Community School – when Saigon fell in 1975, so it never happened. As I understand it, there are about 100 people in the Phoenix Study Group alumni. I was not even aware, until recently, of the existence of the Phoenix Study Group. So, this opens up a new branch of our Saigon Kids family tree. And, expands our Saigon Kids time frame from the mid 1950’s to 1975 … about 20 years total. Awesome … in my opinion! It seems the more we communicate, the more Saigon Kids we encounter along the way.
Jay and other members of the Phoenix Study Group alumni are in the initial stages of developing a web site, blog and newsletter for their group. Once they are launched we’ll be linking to each other’s sites.
I’m excited about the Phoenix Study Group joining us, as it has always been in the back of mind, as I’m sure it has been yours … what went on in Saigon after I left? And, all I’ve ever known is the American Community School closed in 1965 … when dependants where evacuated, etc. But, now we learn dependants where allowed back in Saigon and another school was set up. I bet it will be interesting learning what it was like living in Saigon during the last few years of the war.
Jay please feel free to subscribe to our Newsletter. The subscription link is on the Menu to the right —–>
Hopefully, more of the folks from the Phoenix Study Group will be registering on our Saigon Kids Blog in the near future … this is getting really fun now!
Everyone give Jay a BIG WELCOME! 🙂