"I have learned that there’s certainly a strong possibility that my client can get compensated," stated Paul Sowa, a Tustin attorney representing the estate of Robert J. Burns.
Burns would be a Westminster businessman who owned Index Corp., which provided food and housing in Vietnam for people of the worldwide committee.
The Vietnamese government owes Burns’ heirs about $70,330, without interest, Sowa stated. The lawyer stated he cannot predict once the compensation might arrive.
Nga Nguyen, 55, of Orange, who filed documents a week ago in the Vietnamese Community of Southern California’s Westminster office, stated she was surprised to understand that she’s not qualified to reclaim the 2 homes she lost in Saigon and Ban Me Thuot, an urban area within the central highlands. The qualities were confiscated through the communist government in 1979, when Nguyen fled towards the U . s . States.
"I do not think what the law states is appropriate,Inch Nguyen stated. "To begin with, I have never heard about the presence of what the law states so far and thus did not know in 1983 which i was supposed to launch losing.
"Secondly, how could I’ve been a united states citizen at that time I lost my house?Inch
"I suppose what the law states does not worry about losing Vietnamese Americans," Nguyen added. "I really hope the Vietnamese community could in some way convince the U.S. government to assist us retrieve a few of the property which was intentionally removed from us."
When told the Vietnamese Community of Los Angeles was conscious of what the law states, even when she wasn’t, Nguyen stated: "Well, a minimum of they attempted. That’s greater than I’m able to say concerning the law."
Congress passed legislation in 1980 authorizing the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, a quasi-independent agency housed within the U.S. Justice Department, to simply accept appeals for lost property in Vietnam, stated Bradley, counsel for that commission.
What the law states set Feb, 1983, because the deadline for those applications. The commission finished compiling the claims list in 1986.
The very first discussions from the assets were locked in Hanoi on February. 28 and March 1, just days after President Clinton lifted the U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam. The talks are scheduled to carry on the following month.
Claimants will also be seeking 6% annual interest, dating back 1975, once the Republic of Vietnam fell towards the North Vietnamese.
VIETNAM WAR HISTORY
Neil Tipton: A dear John letter takes away a mans sole and robs him of his sanity. And mentally puts his life in jeopardy when in WAR. Women- you should wait to tell him its over till after hes out of combat. If you remotely value him as a human being.
Dietmar Bitterlich: And is supported by the USA.
theodor cole: Neil Tipton What if SHE is the soldier, and HE is the cheater at home? Perfectly possible today! \n\n" Dear Julie … You aren't Mrs Smith any more. Sorry for the inconvenience "
Dance Chance Sickly Green: The Vietnamese deserved their independency as much as the Americans did when they fought the Brits, maybe even more.
Tommy Aventador: ALL you retards that think you know more be if your from the North, South or America. This is history, it's the pass, don't say what they done or should've done, but what you can do NOW to to make your country better. Why argue about the pass? There's always a better way to solve things beside war!\n\nNo one really knows the truth. Both sides always have their view on the matter. No one is fully right! Its both side propaganda.
danny: comments of this video\n\namerica never lost the war\n\nhaha america lost the war\n\nAmericans are horrible for doing this to the innocent vietnamese\n\nand then a lot of arguing about each topic
karma bad: enjoy these historical documentaries while you can. ive heard rumors youtube wants to ban "offensive material" from its site including war docs, anything with nudity or bad language or what have you….so much for free speach right… they want to "protect us" …well thats the excuse they are giving anyway.
Otis Vinson: I feel no compassion for the Woman at the beginning of the this Doc. She didn't stand by Her Man.
ball bust: +Henry Wilson Henry ignorantly/dishonestly claims "Why haven’t war crime charges been\nfiled against all Vietnam Vet? I’m waiting for my subpoena—it’s only \nbeen 48-years. They haven’t because there’re none to file."\n\n\nFirstly youre simply wrong that "there’re(sic) none to file." . \nPentagons VWCWG substantiated that 203 US soldiers had committed war \ncrimes that warranted formal charges, 57 were court martialed and 22 \nconvicted.\n\n\nBut your specious point is that US military couldnt have committed war \ncrimes because US military didnt prosecute itself. But we see above how\nreluctant US military is to prosecute itself; only 10% of the \nsubstantiated cases of US soldiers committing war crimes are convicted, \nand of those 22 convicted only 14 were imprisoned and most of their \nsentences were substantially reduced on appeal. And the vast majority of\nwar crimes are never reported/discovered. Your silly argument is on \npar with gauging the prevalence of child abuse and rape by looking at \nhow infrequently those crimes are reported/discovered
AAAmazing RRBLX: I don't really know why some people in the comments are saying that America should've won. Vietnamese people are smart enough to protect their country. If you are gonna go in their property expect to lose or win. If I was born that day I would go support Vietnam instead of America. Vietnam is kind of poor on things. In America we have freedom and everything we can imagine. So, it is what life is. Grow up.