Moment a Brit baby saved from a Vietnam orphanage met birth mum for first time

SWNSPublished: March 29, 2018
Published: March 29, 2018

This is the emotional moment a British man saved from a Vietnam orphanage as an infant met his birth mum for the first time since a DNA test discovered they were mum and son.

Vance McElhinney, 43, had nothing but a crumpled baby photograph to show for his life before he was airlifted to England in a hastily organised 1975 emergency mission.

Youngsters were gathered from Vietnamese orphanages in a frenzy of panic when the US president warned the advancing Vietcong intended to massacre war orphans.

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