Dr. Nguyen Tien Young’s life has taken him from war-torn Vietnam to a medical practice in Elizabethtown.
He came to the United States 38 years ago after escaping Vietnam. A physician in chief of the First Battalion Marine Corps of South Vietnam, he fought against the communist Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War.
“I was on the battlefront, I faced the enemy and I’m one of the lucky ones,” he said.
He served in the mountains until his unit was ordered to withdraw to a southern province.