Summary: An oral history with Ms. Mimi Luu, born in 1963 in Saigon, Vietnam. She was the youngest of eight children and still a child during the war. At the age of 13, she was imprisoned for a few months after being caught trying to escape Vietnam. She came to the United States in 1983 through a family sponsorship. She discusses her life here in America, lack of education, the differences between her old life and her new life, and the difficulties she has encountered over the years. She discusses her brothers’ escape, while also recalling the loss of family members due to this incident. After coming to America, Ms. Luu worked multiple jobs, was married, divorced, and remarried. She currently works as a sales associate in Rowland Heights, California and lives with her three children and second husband in Rosemead, California.