A Vietnamese Father's Journey to America: Beaches, Camps, and Boats

Andy To details memorable moments from his experience as a boat person as he flees his country in the midst of the Vietnam War. His journey encompassed not only the challenges that came with the harsh living conditions in camps,...

Aunt 4

We talked about her life as a refugee after the Vietnam War and how she had to travel place by place to survive. She started off in Vietnam, where her poor family had to let her go. She then left...

Interview with Mom

Mom’s story of growing up in Vietnam during the war and escaping to Indonesia, as well as life in the refugee camp

Tuan Cao STORY Interview

On April 30, 1975, the Vietnam War ended with the nation falling to communism. In this interview, Tuan Cao recounts his experiences living Communist Vietnam and his escape to the United States.

Tuan Cao STORY Interview (Part 2)

In this interview, Tuan Cao goes into more detail regarding his refugee screening process and his current perspectives on foreign involvement in the Vietnam War.

Lan Cao & Harlan Van Cao

“I packed up my stamp collection and some books and that was it.” On January 31, 1968, Lan Cao’s family was living just outside of Saigon, getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year of Tet. Instead, her father —a military...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen Podcast
November 27, 2017 App Interview

My dad talks about his life and struggles before and during the Vietnam War up to his escape and adjustment to life here in the US… plus how he met and eventually married my mom. Stories of tense sail-boating trips,...