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100th OG CC shares personal story of family sacrifice, leap of faith as immigrants from Vietnam to US

U.S. Air Force Col. Van Thai, left, 100th Operations Group commander, poses for a photo with his parents at Glacier National Park, Montana, August 2021. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Van shared his story and heritage for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, May 2022. He, his parents and brother immigrated to Canada in 1981, then moved to Oklahoma, USA, in 1983. Thanks to his parents’ hard work and belief in good education, Thai earned himself a scholarship and attended the Air Force Academy. He’s now a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and colonel in the U.S. Air Force. (Courtesy photo)

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