Mr. Odon Vallet

Wearing a backpack and a simple sweater, it would be difficult to spot Mr. Odon Vallet in a crowd of people. There is nothing exceptional about his appearance or demeanor that sets him apart. He is quiet, modest and looks like what you would expect of a typical university professor. However, there is certainly more to Mr. Vallet than meets the eye. I met this exceptional man on an evening in early April. He invited Anh Tuc Nguyen, a Dong Hanh member, and I to dinner at a small Italian restaurant on Paris’ busy Montparnasse Boulevard. We got to the restaurant before him so we sat down and awaited his arrival. I did not know what to expect. Tuc had