I.- Viet Nam War History
1.- Vietnam War, Wikipedia
2.- Vietnam War, Facts, Battles, Pictures and Video, History.com
3.- Vietnam War History, Article, Pictures, Speeches, History.com
4.- Chiến Tranh Việt Nam, Wikipedia
5.- Việt Nam Cộng Hòa, Miền Nam Việt Nam, Quốc Ca VNCH, Wikipedia
6.- Republic of Vietnam Military Forces, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Wikipedia
7.- Việt Nam Cộng Sản, Đảng Cộng Sản Việt Nam, Wikipedia
8.- People’s Army of Vietnam (Quân Đội Nhân Dân), Wikipedia
9.- The Fall of Saigon, The end of Vietnam War, Wikipedia
10.- Vietnamese boat people, Làn sóng Người Việt tỵ nạn cộng sản, Wikipedia
II.- The USA and Allied Armies’ and other countries’ involvement in Viet Nam War
1.- Role of the United States in the Vietnam War, The Involvement of the USA in Vietnam War.
2.- Chinese and Soviet involvement in Vietnam, Alphahistory.
3.- China Involvement in the Vietnam War, Information and Facts on the Vietnam War.
4.- China’s Involvement in the Vietnam War, 1964-69 – JSTOR, Chen Jian.
5.- Chinese Support for North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, MilitaryHistoryOnline.com.
6.- The Pro-Saigon (South Vietnam, Republic of Viet Nam) countries’ involvement, Wikipedia.
7.- The Pro-Hanoi (North Vietnamese Communist) countries’ involvement, Wikipedia.
8.- What was Russia and China’s involvement in the Vietnam War?, AnswersYahoo.com.
9.- Why were Russia and China involved in the Vietnam war?, AnswersYahoo.com
- – The Achievements of the Vietnamese Americans
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and other sources.
This is a partial list of notable Vietnamese Americans. To be included on this list, a person must not only be notable in the Vietnamese-American community, but must have also garnered recognition from mainstream America.
- 1 Arts and entertainment
o 1.1 Actors
o 1.2 Anchors
o 1.3 Directors
o 1.4 Dance group
o 1.5 Musicians
o 1.6 Other
- 2 Business
- 3 Literature and journalism
- 4 Military
- 5 Politics and law
- 6 Science and education
- 7 Sports
- 8 Religion
- 9 Communications
- 10 Others
- 11 References
- Arts and entertainment
- James Duval – actor, mother is of Vietnamese-French descent
- Lance Krall – actor and star of FREE RADIO on VH1
- Hiep Thi Le – actress known for role in Heaven & Earth, third film in director Oliver Stone‘s Vietnam trilogy.
- Dustin Nguyen – actor
- Maggie Q. – former model and actress in Mission Impossible III.
- Rosie Tran – writer, actress, and comedian.
- Thuy Trang – actress known for role as The Yellow Power Ranger in the series Power Rangers
- Betty Nguyen – CBS Early Morning News anchor, former CNN anchor.
- Leyna Nguyen– Emmy Award winning anchor.
- Van Tieu – Anchor for KFYRTV
- Thuy Vu – Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter for CBS-5 Television in San Francisco
- Doan Hoang – director and producer of the PBS documentary film about a family in the Vietnam War, Oh, Saigon.
- Steve Nguyen – director and film producer
- Poreotics ABDC season 5 Champions
- Matthew “Dumbo” Vinh Quoc Nguyen
- Charles Viet Nguyen
- Can Trong “Candy” Nguyen
- Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen – concert pianist and artist
- Cuong Vu – Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter and vocalist
- Thai VG – Vietnamese American rapper
- Tyga – Vietnamese and Jamaican rapper signed to Young Money and Cash Money Records
- Chloe Dao – fashion designer/winner of television show “Project Runway”
- Dat Phan – comedian, winner of first Last Comic Standing
- Jonas Bevacqua – adopted Vietnamese American fashion designer, creator of urbanwear LRG
- Michelle Phan – YouTube beauty guru
- Hung Huynh – chef, Top Chef (season 3) winner
- Tom Vu – info-mercial icon, professional poker player and real estate investor.
- Tila Tequila – Was most popular female on MySpace. Had her own MTV show. Appeared in FHM Magazine
- Christine Ha – chef who was MasterChef (US season 3) winner
- John Eklund – time-lapse photographer known for the video Purely Pacific Northwest
- Hung Vu – 10 Great High-tech Bosses (Washingtonpost.com & Washtech.com) 
- Trung Dung – engineer, who sold his OnDisplay to Vignette Corporation in 2000 for $1.8 billion
- Frank Jao – pioneer behind Little Saigon, Westminster, California, and the Asian Garden Mall
- Bill Nguyen – founder of onebox.com and lala.com, sold for $850 million and $80 million respectively
- David Tran – founder of Huy Fong Foods, maker of Sriracha Chili Sauce
Literature and journalism
- Aimee Phan – author of We Should Never Meet
- Andrew X. Pham – author of Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam (1999)
- Chau Nguyen – news anchor. First Vietnamese-American to be awarded a regional Emmy-award.
- Doan Van Toai – author of The Vietnamese Gulag
- Huynh Sanh Thong – author known for the An Anthology of Vietnamese Poems: From the Eleventh through the Twentieth Centuries
- Kien Nguyen – author of The Unwanted, a Memoir of Childhood.
- Lan Cao – former attorney and current law professor, author of Monkey Bridge
- Le Thi Diem Thuy – Award winning author of the novel, “The Gangster We Are All Looking For”
- Mong-Lan – college professor and author of Song of the Cicadas
- Monique Truong– author of the Book of Salt
- Nguyen Chi Thien – poet and winner of international poetry award in 1985
- Nguyen Do – poet, editor and translator. Co-author of Black Dog, Black Night Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry (Milkweed, 2008) and Beyond the Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trai (Counterpath Press, 2010)
- Nguyen Qui Duc – essayist and radio producer and author of Where the Ashes Are: The Odyssey of a Vietnamese Family
- Nhuan Xuan Le – author of numerous Vietnamese Poems & Human Rights activist; author of “Poems by Selected Vietnamese”.
- Quang X. Pham – author and founder of Lathian Systems, a pharmaceutical promotions company.
- Stephanie Trong – Jane Magazine executive editor
- Trinh T. Minh-ha – author, post-colonial scholar, and filmmaker
- Ut Huynh Cong – photographer. First Vietnamese American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography (1973) and the World Press Award
- An Quy Nguyen – Major in the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and a recipient of the United States Distinguished Flying Cross.
- Elizabeth Pham – first Vietnamese American to become a Fixed Wing Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps; later deployed to Iraq, becoming part of the first all-female F/A-18 aircrew and flying over 130 combat missions.
- Hùng Vũ – First Naturalized Vietnamese-born Naval Aviator (June 1987) 
- Hùng Bá Lê – First Vietnamese-American Navy captain. Commands USS Lassen missile guided destroyer.
- James Văn Thạch – only Vietnamese American to coordinate and complete a US military base named Combat Outpost Shocker in Iraq.[unreliable source?]
- Kiệt Van Nguyen – Petty Officer Third Class in the Republic of Vietnam Navy and recipient of the US Navy Cross.
- Mitchele Kimberly, Trần Ngọc Bích, US Navy Lieutenant, Deputy Director, Pentagon
- Mylene Trần Huỳnh,Col. Physician, US Air Forces
- Quang X. Pham – first Vietnamese American to earn naval aviator’s wings in the U.S. Marine Corps, author and politician.
- Tung M. Nguyen – US Army Special Forces SFC killed in Iraq War
- Việt Xuân Lương – first Vietnamese American to command a Brigade in the U.S. Army.
Politics and law
- Andy Quach,Westminster’s council member
- Bao Quoc Nguyen, Lawyer, Board member, Garden Grove Unified School District,
- Christopher V. Phan,Lieutenant Commander – United States Navy Reserve, Council member of Garden Grove City, Orange County
- Dina Nguyen, Garden Grove City, Orange County, Council Member, Mayor Pro. Tem
- Hubert Vo – Texas state representative
- Jacqueline H. Nguyen – US Circuit Judge. First Vietnamese-American federal judge. First Asian-American woman to sit on the federal appellate court.
- Janet Nguyen – Orange County Board of Supervisors.
- John Quoc Duong – President George W. Bush‘s appointee as Executive Director of The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- John Tran – First Vietnamese-American Mayor in US, Mayor of Rosemead, California
- Joseph Cao – First Vietnamese-American Congressman representing Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district
- Kim Oanh Lam Nguyen, Director of CSULB’s Center for Language Minority Education and Research (CLMER), former Board member o GGUSD, Orange County
- Kok Ksor – president of the Montagnard Foundation, Inc.
- Lan Cao – law professor, novelist.
- Lan Quoc Nguyen, Lawyer, Vice President, Garden Grove Unified School District,
- Long K. Pham, Former Board member, OC Department of Education; former Assemblyman candidate
- Madison Nguyen – San Jose City Council member and Vice Mayor of City of San Jose, California.
- Mina Nguyen – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Affairs and Public Liaison at the US Treasury Department.
- Nho Trong Nguyen, Superior Court Judge, Orange County,
- Richard Ngyen, Council member, Houston City, Texas
- Tony Lam – first Vietnamese-American elected official. Former Westminster, California city council.
- Tue Quang Phan, Judge, San Francisco Immigration Court, Congressman District 11 candidate
- Van Tran – California State Assemblyman
- Viet D. Dinh – former United States Assistant Attorney General who drafted the USA Patriot Act
- Michael Vo, Fountain Valley City Council, Mayor
- Tri Ta – Westminster’s Tri Ta is nation’s first Vietnamese American elected mayor
Science and education
- Anh Duong Nguyet – responsible for the creation of the Thermobaric weapon, Dương Nguyệt Ánh, A wonderful Woman Vietnamese American.
- Han T. Dinh – Director of Vehicle Engineering – United States Postal Service. Washington DC. Winner of 2006 White House “Closing Of Circle Award” .
- Duy-Loan Le – prominent Texas Instruments engineer.
- Eugene H. Trinh – NASA astronaut, the first Vietnamese-American to travel into outer space
- Hau Thai-Tang – 2005 Ford Mustang’s chief engineer; Chief Purchasing Officer Ford Motor Co.
- Jane Luu – astronomer, co-discoverer of Kuiper Belt and many asteroids.
- Tue Nguyen – a scholar who earned 7 degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  
- Trịnh Xuân Thuận – author of The Birth of the Universe, astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia.
- Tuan Vo – Dinh – inventor, professor and Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics of Duke University. Ranked No. 43 on a list of the world’s top 100 living geniuses
- Vinh Xuan Nguyen – professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan. The first Vietnamese to receive the Dirk Brouwer award (2007). Author of Pilot’s Life
- Xuong Nguyen-Huu – Biology professor, University of California. Pioneer in AIDS research; invented the X-ray Multiwire Area Detector.
- Luong Kim Dinh, catholic priest, scholar and philosopher.
- Khiem Van Cai, Senior Vice President in charge of Global Mobile Technology MTI
- Phong Tuong Bui – computer graphics pioneer. Inventor of Phong reflection model and Phong shading interpolation method
- Tyler Diep, Former Westminster City Council, Director of Midway City Sanitary District
- Việt Thành Hồ, founder of VNI Software Co., California.
- Amy Tran – Field hockey player.
- Catherine Mai Lan Fox – Olympic swimmer with two gold medals.
- Cung Le – Kickboxer/MMA fighter, undefeated San Shou champion, and former Strikeforce champion and coach
- Danny Graves – MLB baseball player
- Dat Nguyen – NFL football player, Dallas Cowboys assistant linebackers and defensive quality control coach
- Dat Nguyen – Pro boxing Professional boxer
- David Pham – professional poker, won two World Series of Poker bracelets and has made seven final tables at the World Poker Tour
- Don Nguyen– Pro skateboarder
- Howard Bach – badminton player – former world champion (2005)
- Lee Nguyen – Major League Soccer soccer player, currently plays for the New England Revolution.
- Leta Lindley– LPGA Tour golfer
- J.C. Tran – professional poker player. As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings amount to $7,996,635
- Minh Thai – First world Rubik’s Cube champion (1982) at 22.95 seconds. Author of the book, “The Winning Solution”.
- Jim Parque – In 1996, he was the only left-handed pitcher on the Olympics baseball team that won a bronze medal in Atlanta.
- Men Nguyen – professional poker player. As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $9,700,000
- Mimi Tran – professional poker player. As of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,400,000
- Nam Phan– MMA fighter in the UFC
- Scotty Nguyen – professional poker player
- Luong Kim Dinh, catholic priest, scholar and philosopher.
- Truc Ho, Saigon Broadcasting Television Network – SBTN, Asia Entertainment
- Saigonbao.com, list of all Vietnamese Media (in USA, Vietnam and the world)
- Vietnam TV channels in USA,
- Yung Krall (Vietnamese: Dang My Dung),former American spy born in Vietnam. Her self-published autobiography, A Thousand Tears Falling.
- Jump up^  “Vietnamese newcomer Ke Huy Quan makes a shrill debut…”
- Jump up^  “I was only the first Vietnamese kid in the state…”
- Jump up^  “She’s a gorgeous, Hawaiian born, Vietnamese/American actress, a model gone action star in films in Japan and China”
- Jump up^  “Vietnamese-American actress, and was born in Saigon, South Vietnam.”
- Jump up^  “Like most Vietnamese-Americans, I was going to pursue a career that’s often regarded as bringing honor to the family…”
- Jump up^ cbs2.com – CBS 2 KCAL 9 News Team[dead link]
- Jump up^ “Van Tieu KFYRTV.com”. Facebook. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ Cindy Adams (April 26, 2013). “Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, former fiancee of Brian Grazer, unveils her new paintings in SoHo with chef Laurent Tourondel”. New York Post. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ “Brian Grazer’s ex-fiancee still sports his diamond ring”. New York Post. September 29, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ “Married Eric Schmidt dating concert pianist Chau-Giang Nguyen”. New York Post. September 3, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ “Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, Piano – Tuesday, October 23, 2012”. Carnegie Hall. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^  “CUONG VU is a Vietnamese born jazz trumpeter”
- Jump up^  “That is, after all, how the 34-year-old Vietnamese-American refugee became a successful…”
- Jump up^  “Dat Phan is actually my real name. It’s actually derived from China, even though I’m Vietnamese”
- Jump up^ Vu, Hung. “Chief Technology Officer”. VBrick Systems. LinkedIn.
- Jump up^  “Nguyen parlayed his ascending reputation and Onebox.com’s buzz into an $850 million merger with Phone.com”
- Jump up^  “Aimee Phan offers her observations as a Vietnamese American…”
- Jump up^ UMass Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press
- Jump up^ “Monique Truong”. Houghtonmifflinbooks.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ “Thanh Thanh”. Lexuannhuan.tripod.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- Jump up^ Kaczor, Bill (Jun 19, 1987). “VIETNAMESE REFUGEE USES PASTA, PERSEVERANCE TO EARN NAVY WINGS”. AP News Archive.
- Jump up^ “.”. Army Times. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ Spc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.“Rakkasans welcome incoming leadership”. The Fort Campbell Courier. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ “Military Operations in Afghanistan”. C-SPAN Video Library. December 28, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ Vanden, Tom (December 28, 2010). “Coalition attacks sap key insurgents in Afghanistan”. Usatoday.Com. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ http://abcnews.go.com/WN/PersonOfWeek/vietnamese-american-navy-captain-commander-hb-le-returns/story?id=9076854
- Jump up^ “Army Sgt. 1st Class Tung M. Nguyen”. Military Times.
- Jump up^ “1 Asian Legends”. Content.yudu.com. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ “Vietnamese-American Army Captain Builds Military Base in Iraq”. Prweb.com. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^  “Hubert Vo: First Vietnamese American State Legislator in Texas”
- Jump up^  “Another notable Vietnamese American dedicated to public service is John Quoc Duong, who serves under President George W. Bush, as executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”
- Jump up^ “.”. AsianWeek.com. Retrieved January 5, 2013.[dead link]
- Jump up^  “…led by Jarai-American Kok Ksor…”
- Jump up^  “It is the first novel by a Vietnamese-American about the war experience and its aftermath…”
- Jump up^ “Jacqueline H. Nguyen of L.A. confirmed to U.S. 9th Circuit Court,” Los Angeles Times. May 7, 2012
- Jump up^ “Onetime Vietnam refugee confirmed to be a federal appeals judge”. latimes.com. May 8, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ “.” (Press release). http://www.treas.gov. Retrieved January 5, 2013.[dead link]
- Jump up^ “Biography of Prince Buu Chanh”. Asianamerican.net. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^  “Orange County voters made Van Tran the highest-ranking Vietnamese American public official in the country this week when they elected him to the state Assembly.”
- Jump up^  “Like many Vietnamese immigrants, Dinh’s emotional experience in his homeland steered him toward the Republican Party…”
- Jump up^ “Westminster’s Tri Ta is nation’s first Vietnamese American elected mayor” 
- Jump up^ “Biography of Han Dinh”. Asianamerican.net. April 21, 1993. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- Jump up^ “Postal Service Honored With White House Closing the Circle Awards for Biodiesel Fuel…”. Prnewswire.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- Jump up^ “Phỏng vấn kỹ sư Đinh Trường Hân, người quản lý kỹ thuật của hơn 200,000 xe hơi của bưu điện Mỹ”. Voatiengviet.com. September 11, 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- Jump up^ Trinh –[dead link]
- Jump up^ http://articles.latimes.com/1988-11-17/news/mn-24_1_nuclear-engineering
- Jump up^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/23638/VIET-SCHOLAR-EARNS-7-DEGREES-FROM-MIT.html?pg=all
- Jump up^  “Vietnamese-American astronomer”
- Jump up^ Vo-Dinh has been ranked No. 43 on a list of the world’s top 100 living geniuses in a survey conducted by Creators Synectics, a global consultants firm “Top 100 living geniuses”. Telegraph.co.uk (London). October 31, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2008.
- Jump up^ <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4666498>
- Jump up^  “Growing up as a skinny Vietnamese refuge, Cung Le was an easy target for bullies…”
- Jump up^  “Graves, the only Vietnamese-born player in the major leagues, left Saigon when he was only 14 months old.”
- Jump up^  “Nguyen and 10 other Vietnamese boys were segregated to one team…”
- Jump up^ “New School Pick of the Week: Dat Nguyen – Boxing News”. Boxingscene.com. November 9, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^  “Like other Vietnamese players…”
- Jump up^ J. C. Tran
- Jump up^  “Men Nguyen was born in Vietnam. At age 13 he quit school and began working as a bus driver. In 1978, when he was 24, he and other 87 Vietnamese people escaped from their native country by boat.”
- Jump up^  “Such is already the case with Mimi Tran, a Vietnamese émigré…”
- Jump up^ “Fight Finder – Nam Phan’s Mixed Martial Arts Statistics”. Sherdog.com. March 13, 1983. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ Yang, Jeff (October 27, 2005). “ASIAN POP All In”. The San Francisco Chronicle
IV.- The Vietnamese Americans and the Yellow Flag Movement
V.- Some Typical Consequences caused by The Vietnamese Communist Regime
1.- Victims of Communism: live witness from Vietnam, Huỳnh Anh Trí: Light Through Darkness, DanLamBaovn.blogspot.com
2.- Tiếng nói dân oan: VNCH có đất có nhà, chế độ CS cướp đất cướp nhà!, DanLamBao
3.- Human Trafficking in Vietnam, Trafficking in Persons Report 2013(US State Department), Báo Cáo Về Nạn Buôn Người ở VN năm 2013 của Bộ Ngoại Giao HK (Huỳnh Thục Vy dịch), Ủy Ban Bảo Vệ Quyền Làm Người Kêu Gọi LHQ Áp Lực