Description:Thieu Khac Luu in his living room, Photographer An Luu, 2014
Summary: An oral history with Thieu Khac Luu who was born in 1954 in Quang Ngai, Vietnam. He was a front-line soldier for the South Vietnamese army and served his country from 1972-1975. After the South Vietnamese Army lost to the North, he was imprisoned for almost 5 years in a re-education camp and was released in 1980. He describes his neighborhood growing up and his experiences in the re-education camp. He explains how he, his wife and two sons immigrated to America through the Humanitarian Operation enacted by the Unites States. After coming to the United States, he had mixed feelings of fear of the new life and excitement of what was to come.