by Daniel K. Luc
FREEDOM, an inalienable right endowed by the Creator, is granted to many as a privilege from the day of birth. But for Daniel K. Luc, it was as elusive as the enemy he fought in the jungle during the Vietnam War. While serving as an army interpreter to the U.S. military advisors in the spring of 1972, on what seemed to be a routine intelligence briefing visit to a small border town near Cambodia, he and U.S. Army officer, Major Thomas A. Davidson, became trapped in one of the fiercest battles in the war – the battle of Loc Ninh. After their camp was overrun by a huge North Vietnamese Army and surrounded by the enemy, both men had to find their way back to their friendly forces. Even in the midst of the bloody and cruel fighting and trying to evade being captured, they discovered true faith, friendship and humanity.
The fall of Saigon in 1975, stripped every hope that Daniel’s country could ever be free again. He and his young family joined others, the so called “boat people”, to make a desperate gamble with their lives. They sailed into the roaring sea in an overcrowded and rickety fishing boat in search of freedom and a better life on distant shores.
This personal, fascinating story of faith will inspire those who love freedom and are willing to pay the cost necessary to defend it.