San Francisco 06 March 1999.

Dear Tin,

I am sorry I knew very little about Hieu. While I attended the Military Academy, he belonged to 1st Brigade and I to 5th Brigade. Upon our graduation, Hieu remained in a hospital for 2 years or longer due to tuberculosis (??). Not until 1967 did I meet him again, when he was Chief of Staff of the 23rd Infantry Division, in Ban Me Thuot or Pleiku (??) Afterwards, I did not have any opportunity to meet him again. And when he died, I was serving in a faraway unit.

All the best to you.

Nguyen Dinh Sach