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

"Today is not my day to go."

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.

Image Courtesy FOX6 News.

Vang served in Laos and had helped U.S. troops from 1971 to 1975. The veteran had come to the United States in 1979.

Vang’s son said that he had seen the surveillance video taken on the property and he was scared when he saw a gun being pointed at his father. He said his father was not fazed at all since he had been in the Vietnam War.

He said the Vietnam War veteran had looked at the gunmen and said, “Today is not my day to go.”

Anyone with information should contact Milwaukee police.

Feature images courtesy of FOX6 News.

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