Born in 1946 in Quang Tri Province (Central 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 the 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→
Michael Do speaks to the Vietnamese American Students Association/University of Texas at Austin 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→
Ref: Ngo Dinh Diem: Washington’s Frankenstein Monster?” by ex-Col. Herbert Schandler. Vietnam Magazine, Vol. 19, Number 3, July 2006
I was 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 documentation 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→
How Captain Quach Duoc Thanh Was Murdered In Communist Concentration Camp
We name heroes who can survive years of imprisonment, torture, and starvation at the hands of 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 will never forget. Continue reading Who Killed My Father?→
Each year, the Texas Tech University Vietnam Center in Lubbock, Texas, hosts the annual conference on the Vietnam War that attracts hundreds of scholars, researchers, high-ranking officers, diplomats, and members of the U.S. policy-making institutes.
The 2001 Annual Conference,” The Advisory Effort and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam” lasted three days from April 19 to 21, 2001 in Lubbock. Michael Do was honored to be the keynote speaker at the Saturday lunch at the Hall of Nation of the International Cultural Center.
Response to the movie Regret to Inform produced by Ms. Barbara Sonnerborn
Ms. Barbara Sonneborn is the widow of an American soldier who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1972.
After the war, she went to Vietnam to visit the place where her husband died and to make the movie Regret to Inform, in which she was convinced that the Americans had fought an unjust war against the “innocent and peace-loving” Vietnamese.
The film was largely objected to by the American veterans after it had been published. Michael Do joined three American veterans in a discussion panel on PBS/KLRU to express their disappointment regarding the propaganda in the movie.
This is the letter Michael Do wrote to Ms. Sonneborn.
Once there was a little girl whose name was Cinderella…
Millions of pretty girls all over the world have 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→