It was a war filled with stories you don't need nor want to hear again. This isn't one of them.
In 1972, Kimberly Mitchell was adopted by Air Force Technical Sergeant James Mitchell who was serving in DaNang.
You might be wondering why an active service member was adopting a baby while at war in Vietnam.
As an infant, Mitchell was discovered in the arms of her deceased mother on the side of the road in South Vietnam. A man who found her then passed her on to a South Vietnamese Marine hoping he could save her life.
The Vietnamese soldier then took her to Sacred Heart Orphanage in Danang where she was eventually adopted.
After a few more years in the service, Kim and her family moved to Solon Springs, Wisconsin.
Later in life, Mitchell went on to serve in the U.S. Navy for 17 years as a Surface Warfare Officer.
Mitchell, who is the president and CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, will be the keynote speaker for the Milwaukee Armed Forces Week Banquet.