South Vietnamese veteran to speak at the Bong Center
Dr. Ha H. Tuong will share stories about serving in the Vietnam War and fleeing his country.
SUPERIOR — Get another perspective on the Vietnam War at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.
Dr. Ha H. Tuong, a veteran of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, will share his experiences as a soldier during the Vietnam War and his journey as a political refugee after the war.
Born and raised in South Vietnam, the eldest son of North Vietnamese parents, Dr. Tuong served in the ARVN until the end of the war.
Knowing what the withdrawal of American troops meant, he decided to flee the country and became one of the first boat people to make the thousands-miles journey to the gulf of Thailand on flimsy boats. From a refugee camp in Malaysia, he moved to his new home in Minnesota where he dedicated 30 years to serving children and the community of Minneapolis.
Now retired, he focuses his efforts on researching the Vietnam War and supporting veterans through writing and lecturing. His book, “Two Minnows: Memoir of an ARVN soldier,” was a finalist for the 2020 International Book Awards.
Join the hour-long presentation as Dr. Tuong shares his story at the Bong Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway. Refreshments will be provided.