During President Diem's suppression and persecution of the Buddhist communities, Nhu Anh joined the demonstrations against Diem's regime. She continued to support the Buddhist monks and nuns in resisting Diem's government forces after Thich Quang Duc's immolation. Being left in a large temple with over one hundred nuns, Nhu Anh rose to be popular. She was clever enough to secure her own quarters and start her private knitting business. She designed sweaters that were sold in department stores and earned her living and travel expenses. Before my father passed away, he asked her to rebuild our house, she returned to Sadec, designed the blue prints and hired a contractor to build it. Lo and behold, the contractor left before the work was finished because he and his crew were Viet Cong and she didn't know. Nhu Anh then traveled to the basecamp of the Viet Cong across the Mekong River and cleverly talked the contractor and crew into returning to finish the job or she blew their cover. There wasn't anything Nhu Anh wouldn't do if she believed that was the right thing to do.
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