He lived a very fulfilling life and he died doing what he loved.
— Duc Phan, mother
Tung came to the U.S. at the age of 12 from Vietnam by way of Thailand, where he was a boat refugee. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Iraq Campaign Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.
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