ABC's Person Of The Week: Hung Ba Le

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Here's a little more the ABC site:

A strong student and athlete, Le won appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1992 with merit, he rose through the ranks of the Navy. Last April he took command of the USS Lassen and its crew of 300. He was at the helm this summer when the Lassan shadowed a North Korea vessel thought to be carrying illegal weapons -- the Lassen forced it back to port.

This week, Le and his ship made the latest in a series of good will visits to Vietnam. "I've always dreamed of coming back to Vietnam eventually," he said. Setting foot on Vietnamese soil, he was greeted as something of a celebrity. Crowds cheered and asked to take his picture.