Vietnam War Veteran Meets Daughter For The First Time In 50 Years

A Vietnam veteran has shared the beautiful moment he was finally able to meet his Amerasian daughter for the first time, more than 50 years after he was forced to leave the country when the war ended and lost all contact with his Vietnamese wife, who was six months pregnant at the time. Bob Andron, 77, was legally married to Linda Throng's mom, Lin, while he lived in Vietnam between January 1970 and January 1971. A sergeant with the United States Air Force, Bob was an English specialist and an English language instructor, improving airmen’s use of the language. But after a year of service, Bob, was forced to leave and had no way of keeping in contact with Lin, given that he didn't have her Vietnamese last name when he left for the United States. For decades, Bob wondered what became of Lin and his child, until one day he received a call out of the blue from genealogist, Kristee Mays, who specializes in reuniting veterans with lost biological family members.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
  • Date Acquired09-20-2022
  • Date Filmed06-20-2021
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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