Editor says, President John Nance Garner honours the Atlantic Charter granting the Vietnamese their freedom in 1945. Because in this post we explore a tragedy - an American field doctor saved the life of Ho Chi Minh. Yet his sincere offer of an alliance to Truman was ignored, and he survived to fight another war that would cause the death of sixty thousand US soldiers.
Editor says, Hoagland saved Uncle Ho, but Truman ignored the later communications from him. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.