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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Da Nang city
Please help me to find my older sister. When she was born, she had serious disease. My grandmother took her to an orphanage in Hoi An,Viet Nam. We lost track of her after that. Please give me a hand to find her. We hope she moved out of Viet Nam before the war ended in Saigon. If you know someone likes this, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tran Duc Quyen
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Memories have flooded back as I have stumbled upon this website tonight. My parents adopted a son from Saigon named Con in 1974 and were awaiting his best friend, Cuong's, arrival in April of '75 when we got word that his plane had crashed and he had not survived. He was 5 years old and was blind. The story told after the crash by a survivor is that Cuong had commented 5 minutes before the plane crashed that he was so happy to finally have a home of his own. If anyone remembers Cuong, please contact me. I would so appreciate it. Oh, and please add Fitch as his last name on the memorial page. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this site. It is an incredible blessing to each person still missing loved ones and to those amazing survivors like Con who came to this country and learned to cope in an entirely different part of the world. God bless each one of you and those who helped to get you here.
Donna Fitch Banister
My birth name is Dinh Thi Hang. I was on one of the Operation Babylift flights By Daly. I was airlifted from an orphanage in Saigon in 1975. I am seeking any information on my birth parents. I was adopted out of Oakland, California. I am believed to be Amerasian with a Vietnamese mother and either American or French father.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I was born in 1967 and came to the United States in 1976. I want to find my family. In 1975 I was still in Vietnam and today I am in the U.S. I was dropped off at the orphanage about a week before the fall of Saigon by my mother and grandmother. That was the last time I saw them.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I am trying to locate my African Amerasian cousin. His name is Nguyen Anh Vu. He was born in Pleiku in 1968 or 1969. In around March 1975 his mother (my aunt named Nguyen thi Van) brought him from Pleiku to Saigon and left him at an orphanage so he could be adopted by an American family. He was believed to be boarding one of the flights from the Operation Babylift.
I still remember clearly that fateful day. His step father put my cousin in front of his motocyle and took off with his wife sitting behind him. I was supposed to be going with my cousin too but, because I was too young for such a long trip, I was left behind.
I have been living in the U.S. for 20 years now and very often I think about him. I hope and pray that he made it here safely and life treats him kindly.
Thank you so much for responding, it gives me home. My mom does not have much information, since they were separated at a young age. The one we are looking for that was in the orphanage is Huong Thi Dang. The name of the orphanage is unknown to her but it was in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Any information is helpful information.
The upcoming Visitors Center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Washington, DC is collating photos of all whose names appear on the Memorial. They include the 11 military men and one military woman C5-A plane crash Operation Babylift casualties.Please contact Lana@Vietnambabylift.org if you have access to photos of the casualties and would like to have them forwarded to the Memorial staff.
I was called by the Red Cross in San Francisco to assist with the first flight into SFO. I spent well over a month as a SPSVO volunteer, with the blessing of my employer, the City of San Mateo. I met every flight that landed at SFO and most at Travis AFB, as well as several at World's base in Oakland. I was on the Pan Am 747 with the medical team the night that President Ford met the flight at SFO.I was on the airplane with the triage team to assess the health of the children and to assist the LAPS in getting the plane unloaded quickly.The experience changed my life forever. To carry a 12-13 year girl with an artificial leg off a World Flight in Oakland and have our picture on the front page of the SF Chronicle the next morning was a bit overwhelming. The entire operation was based on the premise that it was the kids, and not the individuals, that made up the team.I would love to make contact with Alex Stalcup, MD, with whom I flew to Hawaii to come back on Ed Daly'S 727.
It was an exciting time, that I would do again in a minute. I hope there is never again a need to do what we did!
December 17, 2009
I am looking for my brother.
His name: Ngoc, Vo Nhu
Birth date: December 4, 1972
He is Vietnamese-American son.
A nun told my mother he was on a plane to USA in April, but my mother could not remember the time exactly. The last time my mother met my brother in an orphan house in Go Vap and she did not know about the Babylift operation. My mother is not sure if that is an orphan house because it looked like a villa outside. She put him in that house because she believed that my brother would not be harm from the new government.
I believe that my brother still alive and living somewhere on this earth. Please help us to find him.
November 1, 2009
A Canadian TV producer would like to interview American Vietnam Veteran affected by the recent VA ruling regarding Agent Orange-related Parkinson's disease.She is also interested in contacting Canadian "Operation Babyift" adoptees for a possible interview.
Please contact Lana@Vietnambabylift.org for complete details.
May 3, 2009
ThailandI have received a letter from Miss Maruekhin (family name Thipsakorn). She was born in 1972 whose Mother was *** (name removed for reasons of privacy).She was told her Father was a GI from the USA Air Force camp at Korat in Thailand. Her father's name is Mike. When her Mother was five months pregnant Mike was called back to the USA.We only have a photo for identification of the father. Maybe with this sparse information you can help with tracing Mike.Please post this on the website and perhaps someone will be able to assist, or maybe you can give us some indication of how to acheive our goal, perhaps with contact with Army records, as Miss Maruekhin would like to make contact.With thanks,Regards,
AustraliaI hope this email finds you well. I am writing to ask for your assistance in any form in relation to helping my husband and myself trace his past. He is a child of Operation Babylift. His name was Ri Van Ri Nguyen and he was on the first flight to Australia and the only child to go to Alice Springs in the northern territory of Australia.Like most all of the children we have very few facts and all of my searching has been based on what his adoptive mother can tell me and his memories alone. I have been in touch with a few adoptees who are doing fabulous things such as Dai Le who is of great inspiration to myself. She is in the process of digging the names list out of the children on the Australian flights and has all but confirmed his name being on the first flight.
His adoptive mother told me he was from an orphanage. My husband is now very adamant that he was not. His memory is of living with a lady he called Aunty( which in itself I know is common) and with two other older boys whom he was very close to. He feels that they were likely brothers and that he may have been a cousin to them or possibly even a younger brother. He remembers he woke up one day and those two boys were no longer there and has no memory of explanation for this. He is adamant that this lady was not his mother, but feels she may have acutally been an aunty. He remembers being sent to school in the day which he walked to and after school being sent to the rubber trees to collect, well rubber :) . He remembers they lived directly opposite a church, in a village. I asked him if he was absolutely sure he wasn't in an orphanage and he said, "If by orphanage you mean lots of children then yes, I am sure." After those two older boys went away it was just himself and the lady he called aunt. One day a man came to this house and that night in the village there was a celebration of sorts where a big projector was set up and they watched a film or something and the children were given candies. He is adamant these were Vietnamese candies. The next morning he was woken very early and a man told him they had to go now that, they had a very long journey and needed to leave. He remembers not wanting to go but they were insistant he must go. He was told he has a long journey to go on and he would be going on a plane to a new better life. The man took him on a motorcycle on a very long trip. Eventually they came to a house on a river. He says he is sure he called this man "Dad" and that he treated him as if he was his son. He is also sure that he did not spend more than two nights there but says it may have been only the one. He said on the morning/day of the airlift this man was very much in a hurry. He remembers everyhting was a rush. There was a short ride to the airport where the man hugged him, etc. and handed hin to the air hostess.Given that his memories are from many years ago and that he was very young I know we could be chasing our tails, but I have made a promise to him that I will give this absolutely every ounce of brain power I have. We have three children of our own now and I think that urge to know about yourself just becomes that much stronger. It is my hope that if he wasn't part of an orphanage that perhaps he was one of the many children whose parents had to make that decision to get their child on the plane and to safety. It also gives me an inkling of hope that if he spent his time wth these two people then surely if they see photos they would have to remember him , providing off course they are still around to do so.I have looked into the rubber trees and it seems Chu Ty is known for this and is also very close if not on the border of Cambodia. We are led to believe that Ri is a Cambodian name and given his appearance we think he may be half Cambodian which, I guess, would fit if this was the area in which he lived. I was wondering if you knew of anymore areas like this. I assume there is more than one rubber tree plantation in all of Vietnam but you know what they say about assuming!I am not sure what if anything you can do to help us, and I do not expect you to look at a photo of a small child and be able to tell me his life story up to the point of the picture being taken (although I wouldnt be adverse to that at all. LOL!!!) I am just hoping you can give some help or advice or point us in the right direction; just anything really.I am presantly trying to trace down an air hostess by the name of (name ommited for privacy reasons) who was still living in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. She was able to assist another adoptee who has also been back and been in touch with a sister, who I heard was instrumental in chosing children to airlift. She was able to help him imensely and I'm hoping she may be able to do the same for us. I am also in touch with *** (since last night only) and am eagerly awaiting an email reply as to wether he is still in touch with either of those two women.I thank you very much for your time and inspirational work. We love everything you do.Yours sincerely,
Meagan and Justin Mcnamara (Ri Van Ri Nguyen) (Nguyen Ri Van Ri) The spelling we're not sure of.
PLEASE feel free to post this on your site!
From: duc Nguyen the <email@example.com>Searching for information about my son who was airlifted from Viet Nam and adopted by a family around the world in 1975 (Operation Babylift)
First of all, may I send you best regards for your good health.My name is Le Thi Ket (Vietnamese).My son was born at the Tu Du Maternity Hospital, 284 Cong Quynh Street, District 1, Saigon City, South Viet Nam in November, 1974 Thereafter, because of poverty , I decided to put my son up for adoption. Then, in April 1975, during the time of Operation Babylift, my son was evacuated from Saigon to the United States and other countries.Here under are the details of my child:
My son named Do Duy Nguyen (Vietnamese)
Date of Birth: November, 1974
His father is (name omitted for reasons of privacy-editor will release name as needed)
- My son was brought to Hoi Duc Anh Orphanage, having address: No 207 Doan Thi Diem street Saigon 3, South Vietnam (Now, Truong Dinh Street , Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh City)I expect that as soon as you receive this mail, you will give me a help in the search of my child, and give me a soon reply. If you can find any information let me know.Thank you for all your help. I'm looking forward to your reply.God bless you
Please contact with me at email address firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know if anyone here can help me out but I am hoping someone could lead me in the right direction. I am looking for my older brother. He would be half Vietnamese and half African-American. I don't know my brother's name nor his mother's name but my father's name is (omitted for privacy reasons) from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I was told that my brother was a part of Vietnam Babylift but I'm not sure about it. I was also told that he might be living in either North or South Carolina but I'm not sure.I don't know if anyone could help me but I would like for him to contact me. I want my brother to know that he has a younger sister that is looking for him along with a niece and a nephew.
Did you or someone you know participate in the rescue and/or evacuation of victims of the C-5A Galaxy crash in Saigon on April 4th, 1975
If so, then please email:BabyLiftC5A@gmail.com
Your information is needed to complete a book project!
I was a 9-month old baby on one of the planes involved in the Babylift. I am still trying to find my biological parents and have no information other than I was found in a rice field by an American soldier in 1974 in Da Nang. I was taken to an orphanage in Da Nang and then transferred to an orphanage in Saigon. I don't know the names of either orphanages.
You have my permission to share my story with others. My goal is to connect with others with similar stories and to find my birth mother.