Interview with Thuhuong Tran, March 20, 2022

Project: West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Thuhuong Tran was born on January 28, 1960, in SaDec southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Thuhuong Tran fled Vietnam on April 27, 1975, when she was 15. Following the migration process, Thu-Huong Tran and her family settled in Lansing, Michigan, in August 1975, where she currently lives. The first section of the interview delves into Thu-Huong's family life and upbringing. Here, Thu-Huong described what it was like to grow up in SaDec, introduced to her family members, her experiences at school, and what it is like to be born and grow up in a country grappling with violent conflict. Second, Thu-Huong explained how her perception of the war changed as she grew older. She described her high school experience, how she viewed what was happening in her country, her thoughts on America, and her last days in her home country. Third, Thu-Huong Tran details her departure from Vietnam. In this final section, she covered the events at home that made fleeing inevitable, the experience of escaping war, the process of becoming a refugee, arriving in the United States, and her views of the war forty years later.

Interview Accession

2022oh1580_wcv0042

Interviewee Name

Thuhuong Tran

Interviewer Name

Brandon Joseph Rotondo

Interview Date

2022-03-20

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Tran, Thuhuong Interview by Brandon Joseph Rotondo. 20 Mar. 2022. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Tran, T. (2022, March 20). Interview by B. J. Rotondo. West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Tran, Thuhuong, interview by Brandon Joseph Rotondo. March 20, 2022, West Chester University: Vietnam Era Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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