Summary: Oral history of Ms. Nguyen Thi Hanh Nhon, born in 1927 in Hue, Vietnam. Her father was a high-ranking official under Emperor Bao Dai. Under the French regime, she served in the corps of females assistants, which later became the corps of female soldiers under the South Vietnam military. She was in charge of training women soldiers for the South. She has 9 sons. After 1975 she was imprisoned in reeducation camp for nearly 5 years. After her release from prison, she tried to make a living by any means, including selling ice cream. One of her sons sponsored her to the United States in 1990 via the Humanitarian Operation under the Orderly Departure Program. She became president for the HO Society, assisting wounded veterans and raising awareness.