Lien Chung grew up affluent in Vietnam, but was forced to leave by the rise of the Vietcong and the ensuing war. Her escape was a harrowing and traumatic journey involving starvation and pirate attacks. She was eventually relocated to the United States…
Nguyen came to the United States from Vietnam to finish his schooling. He has found many friends and experiences in the US, but still misses his friends and family back home.
This is the story of a Hmong family who fled Vietnam after the war and raised a family of twelve children in the United States.
Dan Duong was born and raised in Vietnam until the end of 2010. After she graduated from high school in Vietnam, she realized that she would be unsatisfied with the trajectory of her life if her family were to stay in their home country, so she convinced…
Lap Tran was born in Dalat, Vietnam in 1995. He came to the U.S. when he was 16, in 2013. He is currently a student at Century College.
Thi Ton was born in Vietnam. She came to the United States in 2009, living first in California and then Minnesota. She graduated from Humbolt High School in St. Paul, MN, and is currently a student at the University of Minnesota.
Anh-Thu Phan is a social justice activist who was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her family left the country at the end of the American war in Vietnam. They resettled in Minnesota with the help of a Lutheran church. Motivated by her family’s experiences, Anh…
Hung No was born in Saigon, Vietnam and he served as an officer in the South Vietnamese navy. After the South Vietnamese government surrendered to North Vietnamese forces in 1975, he fled the country to avoid going to a labor camp. He escaped with other…