Navy veteran’s mother denied visa to attend his funeral
WREG 3 News
January 9, 2018
"He's already done for this country, but what has this country done for him? What did this country do for him?" Truong asked.
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — He proudly served his country, but when it came time to bury him, a Navy veteran's father said the government wouldn't grant his son's mother a visa to attend his funeral.
Ngoc Truong, a four-year Navy veteran, died of leukemia Dec. 17 at the age of 22.
Truong's father, who owns a jewelry store in Blytheville, said Truong's Vietnam-born mother applied for a visa twice but was denied both times.
She ended up missing the funeral.
"That's what made me fuming mad. Fuming. Why?" Truong said.