ca. early 1963 [Inclusive Dates: 1/1/1963 - 6/30/1963]
Rufus Phillips Collection
USOM/Office of Rural Affairs, Saigon
I am the westerner in the photo and was at the time the Assistant Director of Rural Affairs in the USAID Mission in Saigon. As I recall, Minister of Civic Action Ngo Tron Hieu had invited me to accompany him on this visit in early 1963 and I had met the Vinh Binh province chief before. The three people standing left to right in the photo with the monk (whose name I do not know), are Ngo Trong Hieu, Minister of the Interior, Bui Van Luong, and I believe the Province Chief (whose name I forget).
Photograph VA066660, ca. early 1963, Rufus Phillips Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA066660>.
Pub. Credit Line
VA066660, Rufus Phillips Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 29 Mar 2013[Updated: 13 Jun 2014]