Learn about Vietnam after the War

About the Book

This is the true story of Quoc Pham, a South Vietnamese Navy Officer who was sent to Reeducation Camps after the fall of the country in 1975. He was held captive for three years, but with the help of his wife, Kim-Cuong, escaped to Saigon and eventually, in 1980, made his way to freedom. He captained a 37-foot boat with 55 people aboard, departing into a storm in the South China Sea. It is the story of love, family and the struggle of a people in the aftermath of war – all while the world looked away.


About the Author

Dave Bushy is a consultant and executive coach. He serves clients in aviation and in a number of other business sectors. He is active in his community as vice chair of the Cape Cod Community College Board of Trustees and Board Member of the Aviation Accreditation Board International.

Dave served in the U.S. Army as an Armor and Counterintelligence officer. He was airborne and ranger qualified. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He earned his M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven. He is also a graduate of the Executive Coaching Program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Cape Cod. He resides in Eastham, Massachusetts with his wife Lisa.


About Quoc

Quoc Pham is a former South Vietnamese Naval officer who spent nearly five years in Reeducation Camps, the New Economic Zone and forced service on the Cambodian border as a human mine-detector.  After his escape by boat in 1980, Quoc and his son Hung made their way to the United States.  The rest of his family spent nine years trying to leave Vietnam, but they were ultimately reunited in 1989.  Quoc currently resides in Santa Ana, California and works as a tax preparer and routinely gives talk about his post-war experiences.

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Available now! "The World Looked Away" is available at Archway Publishing