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Fall Luncheon Lectures: Out of Laos

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Date:
December 11, 2015
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard St
Petoskey, MI United States
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Phone:
231.348.6613

When the American military evacuated Saigon in 1975, many people were left behind, including thousands of Laotians who had aided the Central Intelligence Agency during the “secret war” across the border from Vietnam. Because of his father’s ties with the U.S. as a member of the Royal Lao Army, Thongsai Vangyi and his family were able to escape on several of the last American military flights out. He returns to North Central to tell a story of life, chaos and sacrifice in the midst of a war that few people will ever understand.

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