May 4, 2010 5:01 AM

Commentary: What if we had won in Vietnam?

A father's reflection helped his Vietnamese son put the war behind. April 30, 2010 — Thirty-five years ago today, North Vietnamese soldiers riding atop Russian-made tanks clanked through the streets of Saigon unopposed and brought an end to a long and bitter war. A week before, my mother, my three sisters, and I fled Vietnam. Our country was falling apart; our hopes for freedom in our own nation were dashed.

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