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Col. Lapthe C. Flora was promoted to brigadier general at the National D-Day Memorial June 6, 2016, in Bedford, Virginia. Flora, a native of Saigon, is the first Vietnamese boat person to be promoted to general officer in the United States Army and the second of Vietnamese descent. He most recently served as the commander of the Virginia National Guard's Bowling Green-based 91st Troop Command and will serve as the Assistant Adjutant General for Strategic Initiatives. The following are excerpts of Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora's promotion speech:"The promotion ceremony this morning is indeed a bittersweet event for me. I wish my parents, sister Cam-Lien and brother Minh-The were here to share it with us, especially my father, Maj. John Lewis Flora, Jr. of 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division that landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France 72 years ago today. I know, he and my mom, Audrey, are watching from heaven with amusement and pride that the poor little 'boat refugee' boy they had adopted is now an American General.