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45 years after Vietnam, former enemies meet

Dennis Murphy, a caucasian male and Vietnam War veteran, pictured sitting in his office holding up his army uniform, wearing a grey pinstrip suit

By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
POSTED: January 05, 2016

Dennis Murphy spotted the young woman, standing on the first floor of Rosemont College's main building and looking around in awe. He thought he'd say hello.

It was Phuong Nguyen's first day on campus. She told Murphy, the Catholic college's admissions officer, that she'd just arrived from Vietnam to pursue her master's.

He'd been to Vietnam once, he told her.

To fight.

"My dad fought in the Vietnam War, too," she said.

For the North.

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