Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fall of Saigon: One Woman's Harrowing Tale with a Happy Ending

On April 30, 1975 -- 40 years ago today -- Saigon fell to The People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam. Many people remember the striking images of people evacuating from Saigon and South Vietnam on April 29 and 30.

Thu-Thuy Truong was 13 at the time and one of thousands of Vietnamese who fled on April 30. Earlier this month, we welcomed Thu-Thuy Trong as a guest speaker to talk about her experience and how the Red Cross helped reconnect her family with their father, from whom they were separated during the incident. Her story is both harrowing and inspiring.

She shares an abbreviated version of her story in this video:

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