Left Vietnam as a Refugee, Returns as a U.S. Navy Captain

Hung Ba Le's first ocean voyage was aboard an overcrowded fishing trawler when he was 5 and his family and hundreds of other terrified refugees fled Vietnam as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese army. Today he is Commander Le and at the helm of the warship USS Lassen as it makes a good will visit to the country he once fled. "To think that 34 years ago… I left here as a little boy and to come back here now, it's incredible," said Le, the first ever Vietnamese-American Navy captain. At...Full Story
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