By Frank Snepp
The small weathered flag of the Republic of Vietnam, which I bequeathed to the Vietnam Heritage Museum in Orange County, October 20, 2019, is a sacred relic of the tragedy I witnessed first-hand in Vietnam and a chastening reminder of the moral debt I will always owe to my Vietnamese friends and allies.
The flag was with me throughout my six years as a CIA officer assigned to support the nationalist cause. It was silent witness to almost every major event I experienced in Vietnam during the critical period, 1969-1975, including the final evacuation itself. It is a memorial to lives lost, dreams betrayed, and victories that might have been.
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Một bức tranh cổ “Cô Gái Bán Hoa” vẽ trên nền làm bằng vỏ trứng ghép (eggshell inlay and painting lacquerware) đã được mua từ Việt Nam từ năm 1964. Donated by Mrs. Xuân Ninh