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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2015 Vietnamese-American Army Reserve Soldiers reflect Vietnam War

U.S. Army Reserve Command                   
4710 Knox Street, Fort Bragg, NC 28310
Release 1505-013
June 3, 2015

Vietnamese-American Army Reserve Soldiers reflect Vietnam War
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, three Vietnamese-Americans serving in the Army Reserve Medical Command reflected on their heritage, the journey they and their families made to America and their decision to become Citizen-Soldiers.

Three Solders, Lt. Col. Tam Nguyen, a head and neck surgeon, or otolaryngologist, assigned to the 4005th U.S. Army Hospital, Lubbock, Texas; Capt. Phan K. “Kim” Helgemoe, an Army nurse and former commander of the command's Pinellas Park, Florida, Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Sgt. Diane N. Nguyen, a pharmacy technician, assigned to the command's headquarters company staff each bring a different perspective.

Staff Sgt. Neil McCabe, an Army Reserve Soldier with the Army Reserve Medical Command, wrote an article about their personal stories and commemorating their service. The story is located at

Media interested in interviews should contact Lt. Col. Tad Fichtel, Chief of Media Relations, at 910-570-8337 or or Capt. Eric Connor, Deputy Chief of Media Relations, at (910) 570-8330 or

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