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I fled Vietnam as a baby, now my own tot has joined me in Northern Ireland

1975 war evacuee’s emotional meeting with fiancee and child as they arrive here for a new life

A man evacuated to Northern Ireland as a refugee from Vietnam nearly half-a-century ago said he was “overjoyed” after an emotional first meeting yesterday with his 20-month-old baby, who was born in the Asian country.

Vance McElhinney said he hopes that his daughter Liz does not have to endure the same levels of racism in her new home in Lurgan that he did as he grew up in the town.


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