LTCol John Swensson, former Army Ranger who served two tours in Viet Nam. He is a Professor Emeritus of English, specializing in Vietnamese Literature, and was a longtime Dean at De Anza
Xin Lỗi. Tôi Là Thầy John Swensson. I am sorry that I cannot join you today as I am very big on the Candidacy of HG Nguyen to represent the 5th District on the San Jose City Council.
She is leadership personified.
I first met her on a trip that she organized through the Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara Valley to deliver over 500 wheelchairs to former South Vietnamese Soldiers and the disabled orphans in Viet Nam whose lives were immeasurably improved by having a new wheelchair from the Wheelchair Foundation and The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce. We first traveled to Taiwan where she discussed the plight of Vietnamese women and how they were being mistreated in Taiwan. Her voice was listened to.
Subsequently I worked with HG when I was fortunate to host Former PM and Vice President of the Republic, Nguyen Cao Ky, and also when I hosted PM Nguyen Khanh and his wife. Through HG’s radio station and her community leadership HG was always involved when I had someone visiting de Anza College. And I was always eager to work with her and learn from her.
She is intelligent, energetic and honest. She will work hard to represent the 5th District and I encourage your support. Again, I apologize for not being able to join you in person. Hanh Giao is the best—that is all I can say. Cám ơn Quý vị.