The Life of Vietnamese-American Immigrant

An exploration into the life of my mother, a Vietnamese-American immigrant who experienced culture shock when she and her family fled her home to an unfamiliar land.

“Life is about going forward into the future, not looking back into the past.”

Beyanka Vong, born in Vietnam, talks about the struggles she had faced throughout her childhood and her many different experiences. She constantly traveled around at a young age due to her parents’ divorce and eventually led to her journey with...

A Man Of Short Words
November 26, 2017 App Interview

My name is Kelly Ta. I am 15 years old. Today is November 26, 2017. I am recording this interview in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. I am speaking with Vince Ta, who is my father.

My grandfather’s Vietnam experiences

My grandfather’s experience flying transport missions and managing Saigon International Airport during the Vietnam War

Vietnam War

Interviews with my uncle about the Vietnam War.

Interviewing my dad

We talked about my dad growing up throughout his years from his childhood to his life as a doctor

Interview With My Mentor

We talked about how she grew up, her challenges, advice she has and who she is as a person.

Ken Luse

My grandpa (Poppy or Ken) I think really enjoyed talking about his time in the military. He also seemed confident about meeeting my grandma (Nanni or Patti).

Interview with my dad
December 14, 2018 App Interview

Most of what we talked about was my father’s life in work, school and childhood

Traditional Vietnamese food and holidays with my boyfriend

In this recording I interview my boyfriend who is from Vietnam and ask him about his traditional foods and their holidays.

The Vietnam war from my grandfathers view

My interview was over FaceTime I asked my grandpa about his experience in the Vietnam war he talked about how it affected his life going into it and after it he said that it didn’t have much of a big...

Morgan Lee and her grandfather Huy Li talk about his life

In this interview taken place on December 2018 in Chantilly, Virginia, Morgan Lee (15) interviews Hui Li (87) about his life in Vietnam and the United States. Morgan’s dad, Jack Lee, was a translator for this interview. Mr. Li talks...

Maddy Degryse interviewing Art Degryse

My grandpa’s got in lots of trouble as a kid. My grandpa couldn’t communicate with his family while in the military.

Veteran Army Ranger comes home

Ken Mellick and his son Jared Mellick discuss Ken joining the army at age 18 and serving proudly in Vietnam and the leadership lessons that helped him throughout his life.

Vietnam Veteran

Gary was a drafted army soldier in the Vietnam war. His work mainly entailed being behind a desk in an air conditioned room.

Popop & grandma interviews

This interview is about my grandparents experiences in Vietnam and at home while loved ones are in Vietnam.

Grandfather and grandson discuss the Vietnam War.
November 28, 2017 App Interview

Curtis Kukal interviews his grandfather Curt Brannan about his time in Vietnam as a Navy chaplain. Curt was stationed with the first bn 3 mr USMC.

Sau

The troubles of a Vietnam War refugee.

Interview-Grandma

We talked about her experience going from Vietnam to America. We also talked about her experience adapting to a new society. My mom helped with the interview, acting as the translator for my Grandma.

The Vietnam Experience

Gary Terry was in the Army for 2 years in Vietnam. This is his story of the experience he had before, during, and after the war.