The Family with Tom Barnard

Ralph White – #2320

One aspect of war that you don’t often hear about is that people still have to keep doing their jobs in the middle of it, especially in poorer countries. Take Vietnam for example. It was a famously brutal war, but during the capture of Saigon, the employees of the Chase Manhattan Bank were will there. At least, they were until Ralph White arrived. Deploying the art of rule-bending, he managed to get 113 citizens out of a war zone. Sometimes breaking the rules actually is cool, and not just in a Fonzi sort of way.

GETTING OUT OF SAIGON: How a 27-Year-Old American Banker Saved 113 Vietnamese Civilians 

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