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Peace Movements in South Vietnam in Mid-1960s

1967 Peace Movements in South Vietnam in Mid-1960s

(Các Phong Trào Hoà Bình tại Miền Nam Việt Nam)

Michael Do’s Paper will be presented at the 2017 Institute for Peace and Conflict Conference. The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, April 27 – 29, 2017

“The failure of the Vietnam War can be accounted for by many factors. Of which, the anti-war movements both in the US and in South Vietnam were the most important events that had enormous influence on the US policy and the international view. Continue reading Peace Movements in South Vietnam in Mid-1960s

For Many US Veterans, the Vietnam War Continues

Greg Flakus. May 23, 2016 7:41 AM

AUSTIN, TEXAS

“And it’s one, two, three; what are we fighting for? Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn. Next stop is Vietnam!”

Those words seemed to echo out of a distant past ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam, a country with which the United States now maintains good relations as well as important trade ties. Continue reading For Many US Veterans, the Vietnam War Continues

Vietnam Is Facing the Clear and Imminent Threat of Chinese Colonialism

By Michael Doth

Bordering a hostile, ambitious neighbor, the trouble seems to be endless.

China is the world’s most populous country, with a population of over 1.38 billion. It covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (the world’s second-largest country by land area). Compare to China, Vietnam with population of 94.5 million and area 331,210 sq. km, is a tiny David beside the giant Goliath 30 times larger in area and 15 times more populous. Continue reading Vietnam Is Facing the Clear and Imminent Threat of Chinese Colonialism

Heroes of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

KIAThere are uncountable heroes who fought bravely in Vietnam War. Many of them gave their lives, their blood to the noble cause defending the nation’s independence and the ideology of freedom and democracy. Particularly, on the last days of South Vietnam, hundreds of soldiers chose to take their own lives instead of surrendering to the enemies. Of those, the most admired are: Continue reading Heroes of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

The World Should Know – Tet Mau Than Massacre – Hue 1968

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Paper presented at the 6th Triennial Vietnam Symposium at The Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University. March 14, 2008

By Michael Do, BA, BS, MS

The following is Michael Do’s illustration to his slide show.

Thank, Dr. Reckner, for your kind introduction. I was here at Lubbock two times (in 2001 Conference and 2002 Symposium). This time, I will talk about the Mau Than Massacre at Hue in 1968. Continue reading The World Should Know – Tet Mau Than Massacre – Hue 1968

Human Rights don’t come from Begging

(Short remark by Michael Do at the Human Right Torch Lightening Ceremony at the Texas Capitol at 1:30, Sunday April 20, 2008)HR34

Dear fellow Chinese, Tibetans, and Oppressed people,

Everyday, as we wake up looking through the window to see the blue sky, how many of us would appreciate the freedom and democracy that along the history of this young nation, thousands of brave men and women have given their lives to struggle for? Continue reading Human Rights don’t come from Begging

SPEECH TO POLICE OFFICERS AT CENTRAL TEXAS GANG UNITS CONFERENCE

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Dear officers,

I am very glad to have this opportunity to speak to the outstanding officers from Police Departments of the State of Texas. Vietnamese culture is a broad subject that cannot be discussed within a limited time, so I will try to focus some important points that you are concerned about while dealing with the Vietnamese youth gangs. Continue reading SPEECH TO POLICE OFFICERS AT CENTRAL TEXAS GANG UNITS CONFERENCE

In Memoriam of the Late President Ngo Dinh Diem

Fifty two  years agoNowest 001, on November 1st, 1963, Mr. Ngo Dinh Diem, the first President of the Republic of Vietnam, was violently murdered by a group of Generals in a coup d’etat. Mr. Ngo, a revolutionist,  a politician who was one of the most respected statesmen of the Free World,  appointed Prime Minister in 1954. He then assumed his presidency in 1955 and led the South Vietnam to peacefully prosperity in 9 years, despite the insurgency of the Vietcong (founded, led, and supported by the North Vietnamese Communist Party). Continue reading In Memoriam of the Late President Ngo Dinh Diem

Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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If there is any distance between life and death, then what may happen with a dying human’s thought in this very moment before he gives up the ghost?
In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Ambrose Bierce told us the story of a wandering soul of a man whose body was swinging like a pendulum beneath the timber of the Owl Creek Bridge. Continue reading Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

About the Author Michael Do

Born in 1946 NTUGraduatein Quang Tri Province (Central of Vietnam).  Graduated from Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Polwar College (1st Class, 1966-1969); Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Valedictorian) from Van Hanh University, Saigon; Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, Master of Science in Engineering Management from National Technological University at Fort Collins, Colorado.

Admitted to the US as Political Refugee in May 1990. Worked for Lockheed Martin, Advanced Micro Devices, National Instruments, Motorola;  Math Teacher at Pflugerville Independent School District. Retired in 2014. Continue reading About the Author Michael Do

The Nation’s Existence Power and The Duty of the Youth

Michael Do speaks to the Vietnamese American Students Association/University of Texas at 30-4audienceAustin and the Vietnamese Youth League at Austin in its first meeting and on Channel 10/ACTV.

Dear young fellow Vietnamese Americans.

It is my great pleasure to be attending this very important event as your new Executive Board is introduced to the community and is beginning its new term with full strength and hope.
I would like tonight to talk about one subject that you might be very interested in: “The Nation’s Existence Power and The Duty of the Youth.” Continue reading The Nation’s Existence Power and The Duty of the Youth

The truth must be respected

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Ref: Ngo Dinh Diem: Washington’s Frankenstein Monster?” by ex-Col. Herbert Schandler. Vietnam Magazine, Vol. 19, Number 3, July 2006

Dear Editor,

I am very surprised when reading the article :”Ngo Dinh Diem: Washington’s Frankenstein Monster?” by ex-Col. Herbert Schandler. Very soon after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, Vietnamese Communists themselves published hundreds of books and documentations in which they proudly confessed that they had initiated and commanded the war in Vietnam since its beginning. Continue reading The truth must be respected

Who Killed My Father?

By Michael Do

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We name heroes those who are capable to survive years being imprisoned, tortured, and starved in the hand of the enemies. It is not rare when people are brave enough to stand upright and speak the truth even if it probably leads to their death. Those are our superheroes whose names we would never forget. Continue reading Who Killed My Father?

Give back dignity to our soldiers who fought the Vietnam War

Michael Do, Keynote Speaks at Saturday Lunch, 2001 Annual Conference on Vietnam War, Lubbock, Texas
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am so glad and pleased to have this opportunity to speak out the voice of the Vietnamese Veterans before the selected audience of scholars and graduate students of the Texas Tech University and our American comrades-in-arm.
Thank Dr. Reckner for sending a heartfelt message to encourage me and set up the time for me to speak in this seminar. Continue reading Give back dignity to our soldiers who fought the Vietnam War

Polwar in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

Michael Do’s Paper presented at the 4th Triennial Symposium on Vietnam. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, April 11-13, 2002

A. Introduction

The rise of Communism marked a great turning point of human kind. The Russian October Revolution in 1917 and later the creation of the Soviet Union opened a new “Sad and Bizarre Chapter of World History”, as described by President Ronald Reagan. Continue reading Polwar in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

Vietnamese War veteran recounts horrors of prison

NEWS 8 Austin features Michael Do in a short interview on April 30, 2008

By: Bob Robuck

The University of Texas Vietnamese Student Association observed the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon on Saturday with a banquet and vigil called Black April.
The fall marks the day the United States pulled out of Vietnam, ending the war. Continue reading Vietnamese War veteran recounts horrors of prison

Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace

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Once there was a little girl whose name is Cinderella…

Millions of pretty girls all over the world have ever read passionately this fairy tale and must have dreamed of having a fortune as that poor girl had in the story. The pursuit of happiness is quite a righteous aspiration of any person, male or female. But on what criteria should happiness be defined and how can one gain a really happy life? That’s the question! Is vanity a true value of life for which we may have to pay a high cost? It’s the main idea that Guy de Maupassant wanted to address in this short story, “The Necklace.” Continue reading Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace