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Why Vietnamese Americans Hate the Vietnam Flag Emoji

For many Asian Americans who have spent a significant amount of time away from their homeland, a nation’s flag can evoke a sense of pride, nationalism, and oftentimes, a deep longing to return to their country of origin.

This is not usually the case, however, for many overseas Vietnamese (Việt kiều), especially those whose family fled Vietnam in the late 1970s and 1980s as “Boat People.” For them, their current flag instead brings back images of dread, fear, and disdain as it reminds them of the communist regime their families opposed and escaped from.

‘Agent Orange’ from the Vietnam War is Still Poisoning Newborns 44 Years Later

Agent Orange, the toxic herbicide the United States military used against Viet Cong fighters during the Vietnam war, is still having life-threatening effects on Vietnamese newborns 44 years after the war has ended.

The poisonous defoliant, which is a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T), was meant to destroy and kill trees and plants that Viet Cong fighters depended on for food and cover.

Vietnam War Veteran Fights Off Armed Gunmen Trying to Take His Car on Memorial Day

Vietnam War veteran Saylee Vang was approached by an armed gunman Monday morning in Milwaukee attempting to take his car.

The 66-year-old veteran was checking on his garden around 9 a.m. when two young men had demanded his car keys. Vang said no and the suspects ran-off. He used his instincts from the war and attempted to chase the men in his car, in which he said that the suspects fired four shots at his vehicle, Vang told FOX6 News. He is not hurt.

Restaurant Owner Gets D‌e‌‌at‌h Threats After Trying to Justify ‘We Suki Suki’ Viet Restaurant Name

A former restaurant owner named Ryan Kulp tweeted about an Atlanta joint he co-owned called We Suki Suki, which at one point apparently held a “late night experience” titled “Good Morning Vietnam.” 

7 years ago today i co-founded a Vietnamese restaurant in Atlanta.we launched a late night experience, “Good Morning Vietnam.”napalm smoothies (tang + Red Bull), Full Metal Jacket soundtrack blaring, machetes to cut banh mi, and an ammo box for cash. still thriving today. pic.twitter.com/zQbQWCWXPm

OC Vietnamese Americans Rally to Fight Against Trump’s Deportation of War Refugees

More than 100 Vietnamese Americans took to the streets of Little Saigon in Orange County, California to protest the Trump administration’s move to deport thousands of war refugees.

After a meeting between U.S. and Vietnam representatives last week, over 8,000 Vietnamese residents who committed crimes in America will face deportation if immigration officials succeed in changing an agreement that protects their residency status.

Study: Jungle Parasites From the Vietnam War May Be Slowly Killing U.S. Veterans

Some United States veterans who served in Vietnam in the late 1960s may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite that only shows its symptoms decades after its ingestion, a new study revealed.

Based on the research recently commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in South Korea, scientists believe that there is a significant link between liver flukes and a rare bile duct cancer also known as cholangiocarcinoma, which has mysteriously affected hundreds of veterans.

Babies in Vietnam Still Face Health Problems from ‘Agent Orange’ Chemicals Used in Vietnam War

Agent Orange, the herbicide used by the U.S. Military as part of its herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971, may still be causing health problems for Vietnamese children today, a study in Japan has found.

In the research published in “Science of The Total Environment“, Japanese researchers say that even decades later exposure to the herbicide can still cause increased levels of some hormones in women and the children they breastfed.