As a youth volunteer, Mrs. Vinh also participated in the Dien Bien Phu campaign, "Once, the French planes started bombing, so we all ran to a hill, and watched everything from there."
Mr. Vinh himself was only wounded once, very slightly, on his left forearm. "Had I died, they wouldn't have been able to identify me. I had no ID of any kind."
The baby is 10-months-old. Although she only let me hold her for a few seconds, she almost cracked a smile.