The Fall of Saigon: FedEx Aircraft Mechanic Reflects on Journey from War 40 Years Later [video]
For many of us, the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon is a chapter in a book detailing one of the longest and most controversial wars in history.
For FedEx senior aircraft mechanic Trung Do, a native of Vietnam, it was much closer.
Do joined the South Vietnamese military during the peak of the Vietnam War, he fought for his home country until Saigon fell, and was then captured and forced to endure a hard labor camp for close to a year.
A risky escape, which included hiding in the jungle, and out of sight of his captors for 3 years, led to a light at the end of the tunnel, which included a new life in America and at FedEx.
Below: photos of Trung Do early life and refugee experience
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January 17, 2017
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