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A Young Boy's Escape to America

charlesthehammer Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 7:26 PM
We owe Diep, he survived the Vietnam War, which we weren't allowed to win. He flourished in this country, much as his fellow Vietnamese have. Asians believe in the future, the first generation may be poor but the second generation and those to follow will be professionals. This is the direct opposite of some of our fellow Americans who have been here since the 1800's and sit on their rears and await their government checks. Need to hire a minority.....hire an Asian.

Jim Diep escaped from Vietnam when he was 11 years old. One of his brothers gave him this guidance: “If they ask you where you want to go, tell them America.”


From Townhall Magazine's April feature, "Escape to America," by Kathy Jessup:

Heavy nets infused with the stench of salt and fish concealed the 11-year-old boy hidden in the bottom of a rowboat as it pushed silently away from the dark South Vietnamese shore.

Jim Diep’s older brothers...