Saw Tah Oo Looses Battle with Cancer
Saw Tah Oo was one of the older men who fled Burma and eventually located in High Point. I think he was around 60. We just got word this week that he lost a battle with cancer and passed away. I met him in 2007. He told me through a translator that he was a bee hunter. He would find hives and harvest the honey. So we took a “field trip” to see Jeter Farlow’s beehives one winter day.
Eventually Saw Tah Oo was able to obtain a job in the Nashville area and relocated to Tennessee. This weekend, Nyein and Klo Say drove a nephew, Htoo Kee and others to pay their respects for this brave man who sought freedom in America.