Author Ralph White on Getting Out of Saigon

He’ll talk about being captain of high school wrestling team, but as for his past with a former U.S. ambassador, he’s put that aside. Author “Getting Out of Saigon” Ralph White takes a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Welcome Ralph:

We’re joined on the Starline by a business development officer, banker and author. In 1975 his adventure in Saigon was the basis of his gripping book “Getting Out of Saigon”. We welcome Ralph White.

Ralph, let’s go Beyond the Mic. 27 years old, and torn between keeping a bank open for its reputation (Chase)and closing it for security reasons. Did you feel like this mission was potentially suicide if you attempted it and career suicide if you didn’t?

105 in the shade and “Dreaming of a White Christmas” there were some people with some sick sense of humor making coded messages?

After that loud flight out of Saigon, do you take air travel today for granted?

Was there a moment where you thought you might be trapped in Saigon?

Why were the people so important to you especially when you knew them for such a short time?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite foreign currency?

2. Best memory as a Cowboy of Litchfield High School?

3. Best place at Columbia University?

4. Who is the next great writer from the Columbia Fiction Foundry?

5. Looking back now do you feel pity, anger or frustration at U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin?

6. Best place to go fishing?

7. Favorite drink today?

8. Will the US face an economic recession in the next 6 months?

One Big Question:

Even to this day you had to keep some secrets in the book for the safety of their families and those still in the area, how hard a decision was that?

Why should people read this book?

Where can people find you online?

The Wrap:

He like a great Mekong sours, looks forward to fishing at Fishers Island and he wants you to read “Getting Out of Saigon” Author Ralph White thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Check out Ralph’s website and find out more about Getting Out of Saigon here.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with authors here.

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