Inglewood, CA: Union of Vietnamese in the United States, . Poster. 14x20 inch poster, pinholes at corners, some foxing and toning in the field.
Commemoration of a University of Washington graduate born in Vietnam who hijacked Pan American flight 841 with the intention of joining the North Vietnamese in their fight against the US. Nguyen, who had been supported by a large demonstration on the UW campus earlier in 1972 when he was fighting deportation, returned to Vietnam that summer. When his SF-Saigon flight had reached the South China Sea, he announced his intention to hijack the flight and direct it to Hanoi, revealing a "bomb" that was actually lemons wrapped in aluminum foil. The plane landed in Saigon on the pretext of needing to refule, at which point Nguyen was instead restrained and shot. Before his departure he had sent a letter to Richard Nixon, which is partly quoted here.