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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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One Grateful Father, in a Distant Land, a Distant Time

Ambassador Quinn writes about saving the life of a Vietnamese boy and the reaction of the boy's father. This incident occurred in December, 1968 when Ambassador Quinn was 26 years old and had only been in Vietnam as a Foreign Service Officer for a month. He reflects on helping save the boy's life and his interaction with the boy's father the next day.

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