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VAN TRAN - 1st Vietnamese-American Legislator takes Oath of Office
The Orange County Register ^ | 12/07/2004 | John Gittelson

Posted on 12/08/2004 7:36:30 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE

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NEVER FORGET

On Monday December 6, 2004 at 11:00 am the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court RON GEORGE gleefully administered the Oath of Office to the 1st Vietnamese-American to enter a State Legislature...

...one VAN TRAN.

His Oath of Office to the California State Assembly was administered in the Governor's Press Conference Room across the hallway from Gov. ARNOLD's Office.

December 6, 2004 =

One giant step towards Freedom's Return to Vietnam.

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer - A Vietnam Veteran Witness

NEVER FORGET

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(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; freedom; legislature; oath; vantran; vietnam; vietnameseamericans
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Nearly 30 years ago a boyhood VAN TRAN arrived in America after the Fall of Saigon speaking only 2 words in English. On Monday this Attorney-at-Law and now former Garden Grove City Councilman became the highest elected Vietanmese-American Official in America.

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1 posted on 12/08/2004 7:36:30 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: reformjoy; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Carl/NewsMax; RonDog; risk; kristinn; Ragtime Cowgirl; ...

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Link to the Orange County Register VAN TRAN Article:


Day of history & sadness =

Supporters including his cancer-stricken brother usher Van Tran into the Assembly

http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2004/12/07/sections/news/news/article_335866.php

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2 posted on 12/08/2004 7:42:33 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comi)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I am proud to say that I voted for Van Tran.
Who also happens to be a Republican.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


3 posted on 12/08/2004 7:47:07 PM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: abigail2

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From our...


.."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. Forum:



VAN TRAN = 1st Vietnamese-American State Legislator


http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=63735


4 posted on 12/08/2004 7:50:41 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comi)
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To: kellynla

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Thank you for your VAN TRAN Vote, Kelly...

http://www.VanTran68.com


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5 posted on 12/08/2004 7:52:53 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comi)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

...and VAN TRAN agrees with Mr. TANCREDO on illegal alien issue.

Viva Van Tran.


6 posted on 12/08/2004 7:54:29 PM PST by nanak (Tom Tancredo 2008:Last Hope to Save America)
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To: kellynla

Maybe he will do something about all of the Invaders from Santa Ana hanging out in the strip malls all day.

Euclid south from the 22 for a good 5 miles.

Pissin in the bushes...tearing up landscaping...discouraging patronage of small business....watching your little girls go to school.


7 posted on 12/08/2004 7:55:31 PM PST by 1_Inch_Group (Libraria del Pueblo: Guilty of section 1511 (obstruction of State or local law enforcement) RICO)
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To: 1_Inch_Group

"Maybe he will do something about all of the Invaders from Santa Ana hanging out in the strip malls all day."

Well Congresswoman Sanchez, Senators Feinstein and Boxer haven't done anything about the illegals and Ahnold hasn't done anything so I don't expect Van Tran to do much either...


8 posted on 12/08/2004 8:08:45 PM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: kellynla

Give him a chance. We can always trash him later.


9 posted on 12/08/2004 8:29:52 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Van Tran? For a second I thought he was Dutch.


10 posted on 12/08/2004 8:48:01 PM PST by Kurt_D
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


11 posted on 12/08/2004 9:00:19 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: kellynla

Both of the Sanchez sisters are lops.

Why'd you have to mention all four of them in one line?

You never know. Never thought I would have seen that protest down here against the Commie business owner either. Remember how many people were there? It was the whole damn city.

Can't stand up against that kind of pressure. The Vietnamese Americans have it in them. Just wish they'd do it.


12 posted on 12/08/2004 9:16:08 PM PST by 1_Inch_Group (Libraria del Pueblo: Guilty of section 1511 (obstruction of State or local law enforcement) RICO)
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To: Kurt_D

That's okay. I once thought Carl Jung was Chinese.


13 posted on 12/08/2004 9:21:04 PM PST by RightWingAtheist (Marxism-the creationism of the left)
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To: 1_Inch_Group


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GARDEN GROVE snub irks Hanoi

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/1135666/posts

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14 posted on 12/08/2004 9:27:55 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.comi)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I know Van Tran---he was opposing counsel in a case I had about four-five years ago. He...ummm..."let me win." (grin) He was also consistently gentlemanly and professional in his dealings with me---naturally charming and people-oriented. He was of course politically active even then, intensely proud of his Vietnamese cultural heritage (he was fluent in Vietnamese...French, too---though we won't hold that against him...), patriotically and levelheadedly conservative, comfortably at home in America. I congratulate him wholeheartedly on his election victory and new public office, and wish the very, very best of luck to him.


15 posted on 12/08/2004 9:28:29 PM PST by Map Kernow ("I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nanak
...and VAN TRAN agrees with Mr. TANCREDO on illegal alien issue.

Viva Van Tran.

Vietnamese-Americans here in California are generally in favor of sensible immigration controls and enforcement of the immigration laws as they stand against illegals. They give the lie to the canard that opposition to illegal immigration is racially charged.

16 posted on 12/08/2004 9:33:43 PM PST by Map Kernow ("I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

That one too. I'll give him a few days to get into office and then maybe it's time to start writing The Honorable Mr. Tran

Point him in the right direction. The Vietnamese community has put a lot of effort into making Garden Grove feel like home. Be a shame to lose Little Saigon to the Invasion...it's an icon, like Chinatown.


17 posted on 12/08/2004 9:34:48 PM PST by 1_Inch_Group (Libraria del Pueblo: Guilty of section 1511 (obstruction of State or local law enforcement) RICO)
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To: kellynla
Van Tran... Who also happens to be a Republican.

Thanks for confirming that. But honestly, would anyone expect someone whose parents fled communism, at great risk to their lives, to grow up to be a democrat?

18 posted on 12/08/2004 10:04:32 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Van Tran, with W.

19 posted on 12/08/2004 10:07:48 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thank you for the update!


20 posted on 12/08/2004 10:36:08 PM PST by reformjoy
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the good news ping.


21 posted on 12/09/2004 3:41:09 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
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To: Michael.SF.

nothing like confirmation... LOL


22 posted on 12/09/2004 5:47:37 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 100American; 101viking; 2rightsleftcoast; 4Impeachment; ...

Big Celebritory Los Angeles bump ALOHA RONNIE! Thanks for the good news ping...


23 posted on 12/09/2004 5:51:04 AM PST by abigail2 (Budding terrorists...liberals)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

24 posted on 12/09/2004 5:57:30 AM PST by abigail2 (Budding terrorists...liberals)
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25 posted on 12/09/2004 6:00:06 AM PST by abigail2 (Budding terrorists...liberals)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

This is the article I'm familiar with. I'm very glad he won. BIG congrats!


26 posted on 12/09/2004 6:37:04 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Since I'm such a perfectionist, if I can't think of a clever tagline, then I don't have one)
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To: abigail2

Cool I was rooting for that dude.


27 posted on 12/09/2004 7:00:04 PM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: Tempest

Yeah, he's wonderful...a real American!


28 posted on 12/09/2004 7:46:15 PM PST by abigail2 (Budding terrorists...liberals)
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