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The Greatest Generation Series: The Tran Family

In April 1972, Sam and Jenny Tran were married in Vietnam. They had met a couple of years earlier in Saigon City, but waited to get married because Sam was already serving in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. He was a 26-year-old lieutenant in the Biệt Động Quân, better known as the ARVN Rangers. The Rangers were trained by the U.S. Special Forces as a counter-insurgency force that infiltrated enemy lines in search and destroy missions. Sam and Jenny soon welcomed their first child, a son named Tim. After the fall of Saigon in April 1975, many Vietnamese…

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