When he was growing up in South Vietnam during the war, one of Quang X. Pham's heroes was his father, a South Vietnamese Air Force pilot. After the fall of Saigon, Quang and his family fled Vietnam -- all but his father, who was captured and held prisoner for 12 years in the so-called "re-education" camps. Following in his father's footsteps, Quang X. Pham joined the U.S. Marines and fought in the first Persian Gulf War as a helicopter pilot. Now he tells his, and his father's, story.
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