Description:Photograph of Nhu Tong and her daughers with her grand-daughter,
Photographer Lan Nguyen - her son, 2013, Fountain Valley, California
Summary: Oral history of Nhu Thi Tong, born in Hue, Viet Nam in 1956 to a family with five sons and one other daughter besides herself. She lived and went to college in Hue, but worked in a hospital in Nha Trang, where she also met and married her spouse. She recalls her first encounter with the Communists when they attacked Hue on the first night of Vietnamese New Year in 1968. She came to the United States as a boat person after staying for ten months in the refugee camps in Palawan and Bataan, Philippines. She continued her college education in California State University Long Beach and went on to become a nurse. At the time of the interview, she lives in Garden Grove, California with her spouse, mother, and two of her children and works as a nurse in the University of California Irvine Medical Center.