Nhân dịp Tết Nguyên Đán, xin kính chúc tất cả quý vị bình an, hạnh phúc, đầy sự may mắn trong cuộc sống.
Greg Flakus. May 23, 2016 7:41 AM
“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
Vietnamese Americans in Texas protest the presence of the Communist Vietnam Ambassador at the Vietnam War Summit hosted by the LBJ Foundation in Austin, April 26-28, 2016
In a Q&A session after Henry Kissinger’s conversation with Mark Updegrove, A former ARVN soldier accused him of betrayal South Vietnam when he signed the Paris Peace Agreement his Hanoi Communists. The Agreement led to the fall of the Republic of Vietnam due to the US broke its promises to help Vietnam if Hanoi violated the agreement..
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
There 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
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
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
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
by Dzuy Do
I am from my mom who raised three kids – not including me –
When my dad was in prison for his loss in the battle.
I am from the land of the freedomless where I was born,
But struggling because my family just landed here without any money. Continue reading Where I Am From
Fifty two years ago, 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
Confucianism is another common name of the Ju philosophy that has been dominant in Chinese social and political life for more than 25 centuries. It has occupied an important place, which is considerable to that of a religion in China as well as many other Asian countries. Continue reading Confucianism as an Ethical Philosophy
Each of Jack London’s short stories is a valuable lesson about life and natural laws. As said by the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau: “Man is (physically as weak as) a reed, but he is a reed that thinks.” (L’homme n’est qu’un Roseau, mais un Roseau pensant.) The history of humankind is that of persistent struggles for life. Continue reading Jack London’s To Build a Fire
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
Michael Do on Fox 7
Polwar College (1966-1969)
Born in 1946 in 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
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
Ref: Ngo Dinh Diem: Washington’s Frankenstein Monster?” by ex-Col. Herbert Schandler. Vietnam Magazine, Vol. 19, Number 3, July 2006
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
By Michael Do
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?
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
Michael Do’s Paper presented at the 4th Triennial Symposium on Vietnam. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, April 11-13, 2002
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
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
Response to the movie Regret to Inform produced by Ms. Barbara Sonnerborn
Dear Mrs. Barbara Sonneborn,
I have viewed the film Regret to Inform introduced by Karen Quebe of Austin KLRU and am asked to give comments. Continue reading The Forgotten
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