A tail number and a tale of two airmen

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    Photo courtesy Don Brenno Tom Nguyen provides an informative, moving and heartfelt presentation of his experiences as a pilot during the Vietnam War as guest speaker at the American Legion Post’s regular meeting on Sept. 14. His story told of his escape with his family as the country was overrun by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese and his new life in America, which included becoming a U.S. citizen. Pictured, left to right: American Legion Post Commander Ed Robinson, Republic of Vietnam Air Force veteran Tom Nguyen and United States Air Force veteran Hal Lowe.
    Photo courtesy Don Brenno
    Tom Nguyen provides an informative, moving and heartfelt presentation of his experiences as a pilot during the Vietnam War as guest speaker at the American Legion Post’s regular meeting on Sept. 14. His story told of his escape with his family as the country was overrun by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese and his new life in America, which included becoming a U.S. citizen. Pictured, left to right: American Legion Post Commander Ed Robinson, Republic of Vietnam Air Force veteran Tom Nguyen and United States Air Force veteran Hal Lowe.

    By Roy Vega
    Special to The SUN

    Pagosa Country is known for its uniqueness and sense of community. This story of a chance encounter is just one of those unique situations that makes living here special.

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