Remember last year when a Vietnamese-American officer commanded a Navy ship that visited Vietnam? Now, in an interesting follow-up, a Cambodian-American skipper is taking a destroyer to Cambodia. Cmdr. Michael V.K. Misiewicz was adopted by a woman at the U.S. embassy there, the article reports. Seventeen years later, some four years after he enlisted in the Navy, he learned that some members of his birth family also had escaped to the United States and was reunited with them, according to the ship's website. His command master chief is a woman who was born in Japan. Interesting crew.
Today's proposed bumper sticker:
Immigrants: Keeping America great for 400 years.
(HT to SS)
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.