Heroes of Leidos: Bob

Heroes of Leidos: Bob

Roughly one in every five Leidos employees is a veteran. Their stories are meant to honor our Heroes and celebrate the commitment each of them made to serve at the highest level. Meet the Heroes of Leidos.

"I established a friendship with a member of the South Vietnamese Navy when I was stationed with the Coast Guard in Cat Lo. After I returned to the United States I stayed in touch with him with letters and gifts to his children. When the communists took over the country, I lost all contact with him and his family. One night I received a telephone call. The young man on the other end said that his father and family had been searching for me for years. They got on the phone, crying with happiness that they at last had gotten in contact with me. My phone number apparently had been the last one on a long list of numbers they had compiled through their research. They told me they had gotten out of Vietnam and the their family of nine children were now living in the United States. I never found out how, but I was excited to talk to them again and relieved that they were well. We continued to stay in touch with Christmas cards and frequent letters. Recently I found out that my friend had died. I will always remember him as a good friend. He is a reminder, to me, of the good that came out of the war amidst so much that was bad."

- Bob

 

 

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