Description:Linh's grandparents' fabric store in Vietnam, photographer Linh
Description:Linh on her spring break from high school in her mom's hometown,
photographer Lon,, 1994.
Description:Parts of Vietnam were still underdeveloped, even after a few
Description:Linh visisted her family a second time to introduce her fiancé
and to celebrate Tet, 2001.
Description:Audio - English access copy
Summary: Mrs. Linh Ly was born on February 7th, 1978 in Cho Moi, Vietnam and escaped by boat from Vietnam in 1981. She and her family traveled first to Thailand then four months later, transferred to the Philippines so that they could be sponsored. In January 1982, Linh and her family reached Missouri where they were sponsored by a Christian church. In 1983, Linh and her family drove to California for better job opportunities and moved to Garden Grove. In 1984, she attended elementary school at AJ Cook then in 1990, moved up to Jordan Intermediate School. Then she started high school at Bolsa Grande starting in 1992. After graduating high school, she attended Orange Coast College then transferred to Cal State Long Beach. In college, she met her husband, Johnny, and they got married in 2003. In her interview, Linh talked a lot about the importance of education and family, as well as touching upon some stories concerning the escape from Vietnam to Thailand. Linh has two kids; a girl named Cameryn and a boy named Dylan. Currently, she is working at the County of Orange as an Administrative Services Manager.
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Publisher: University of California, Irvine Libraries. Southeast Asian Archive. Irvine, California 92623-9557.