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U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks during the 50th Vietnam War Commemoration at the Fort Concho parade ground in San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 18, 2017.  Mills made note of the 11 buildings on Goodfellow that are named in recognition of Vietnam veterans, including Albert Tijerina. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/released) An open letter to Vietnam veterans
Dear Vietnam Veterans,I feel a deep connection to all of you. I am a Vietnamese adoptee, born in Vinh Long, Vietnam. In 1975, with the fall of Saigon imminent, President Gerald Ford sanctioned a humanitarian effort to mass evacuate thousands of orphans to their adoptive families throughout the world. This historical operation was known as Operation
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