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

This year last month marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon 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 29th and 30th.

Thu-Thuy Truong, Board Secretary for the Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter and Restoring Family Links Advocate, was 13 at the time and one of thousands of Vietnamese who fled on April 30. The Red Cross chapter in Denver, Colorado welcomed Thu-Thuy Truong 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.

In this video, she shares an abridged version of her story. 

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