Bowman, Tom, Jones, Tom, Lam, Patrick, and Khac, Pham Thien
Four Vietnam era survivors share their personal stories about the Vietnam War and the way it ended. Tom Bowman and Tom Jones were veterans of the war. Bowman shared his vivid memories of returning to the United States, and Tom Jones discussed the difficulties he experienced adjusting to civilian life once back home. Both Patrick Lam and Pham Thien Khac were Vietnamese boat people. Mr. Pham served in the South Vietnamese Army, and after the fall of Vietnam spent a year in a reeducation camp. Patrick was a young boy in 1979 when he escaped the country. The evening started with an excerpt of a PBS documentary entitled 'Last Days in Vietnam' followed by the panel discussion.