A Saga of Vietnamese Boat People
by Michael H. Cunningham
Michael H. Cunningham, author of the bestseller Walking Point: An Infantryman’s Untold Story, served as an infantryman in Vietnam with the Americal Division from 1968 to 1969. He retired from the United States Customs Service in 2007 after an almost thirty-year career fighting the battle against drug smuggling and terrorism. Upon retirement, he began his lifelong desire to write. Lost in Vietnam, Found in America is his fifth book. Based on his true life experiences, the author tells the story of Vietnamese refugees fleeing their country. Seeking a better life for themselves and their children, the refugees flee on small, rickety boats. Sailing on uncharted waters, they face inhumane conditions—typhoons, starvation, sinking, and Thai pirates. Although the number is uncertain, it is safe to say thousands met their fate on these turbulent waters. The stories of some of those who made a successful landfall are related in this book.
About the Author
A native of Massachusetts, Michael H. Cunningham is a frequent lecturer with OLLI, an adult education program at the University of Massachusetts.