A few weeks ago while traveling through Southern California I listened to the following most extraordinary account on National Public Radio's local affiliate KCRW. I have been haunted by the story of Dang Thuy Tram ever since. Her story is both breathtakingly beautiful and soul-crushingly sorrowful... contradictions in orders of magnitude seldom achieved outside of wartime. You may read about this story involving not only Tram but her surviving Vietnamese family and more recently adopted American family HERE. Below is a player for the half-hour broadcast that everybody would do well to hear.