REFERENCES - Chapter 12 - My Story (Continued)

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A North Vietnamese tank rolls through the gates of the presidential palace in Saigon, signifying the fall of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.
Re-education camps (Vietnamese: Tr?i c?i t?o) were prison camps operated by the Communist government of Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War. In these camps, the government imprisoned at least 200,000-300,000 former military officers, government workers and supporters of the former government of South Vietnam.
Lê Minh Ð?o (5 March 1933 – 19 March 2020) was a South Vietnamese major general who led the 18th Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), nicknamed “The Super Men,” at Xuân L?c, the last major battle of the Vietnam War. Brigadier General Ð?o became the ground commander during the last Battle for Saigon.
For decades afterward, they blared Communist Party propaganda and updates on pension payments, power outages and other municipal minutia. Hanoi’s city government suspended regular broadcasts in 2017 but said recently that it planned to reinstate them and expand the loudspeaker network. Critics say that the plan reflects old-fashioned thinking by the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam, and that the speakers no longer have a place in the one-party state’s civic life.
Similar career to my father’s. There were only two medical schools in South Vietnam: the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Saigon and the other Medical School at the University of Hue, founded much more recently and less selective. Most high school graduates vied for a spot in medical school. The profession was well respected because of its doctoral degree, its humanitarian purpose and, at least to some significant degree, its relatively comfortable and stable income. There were also other practical considerations: medical students had their military draft deferred the longest (7 years) and for some, there was a remote hope of outlasting the war. After medical school, even when drafted, a doctor becomes immediately a first lieutenant, much above the rank of warrant officer that a cadet earned at entry level after military academy.
Vietnamese boat people (Vietnamese: Thuy?n nhân Vi?t Nam) were refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. This migration and humanitarian crisis was at its highest in 1978 and 1979, but continued into the early 1990s ... The number of boat people leaving Vietnam and arriving safely in another country totaled almost 800,000 between 1975 and 1995. Many of the refugees failed to survive the passage, facing danger from pirates, over-crowded boats, and storms. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, between 200,000 and 400,000 boat people died at sea.
Mr. Thanh H. Vu and my family may be in the same refugee boat! They had lost hope of surviving when a large white ship marked “Prospekta Bremen” spotted them. The West Germany R&D ship’s captain and crew recognized how desperate they were and agreed to let everyone on board. The number of passengers packed into the tiny boat surprised the captain. Within twenty-four hours, all 517 survivors had consumed every edible supply the “Prospekta Bremen” contained. Arrangements were telegraphed to an oil tanker to take them to a UN HRC refugee camp on Pulau Tengah Island, Malaysia.