Description:Photograph of Annie Tran (far left), her sisters Truc Tran, Jessica
Nguyen, her mother Nho Doan, her father Nghia Tran, her brothers Minh Tran, Hung Tran, and Tuan Tran, Photographer unknown, 1976, Huntington Beach, California
Description:Photograph of Annie Tran (3rd from right), Parents Nghia Tran,
Nho Doan, Sisters Truc Tran, Jessica Nguyen, Hue Phan, Lan Tran, and brother-in-law Duong Chu, 2008, Newport Beach, California
Description:Photograph of Annie's mother Nho Doan, Annie's daughters Liann
Vo, Leha Garnett, Julie Vo, and Lena Vo, 2009, Tustin, California
Summary: An oral history of Annie Thuy Tran, born in 1961 in Phan Thiet, Vietnam. She recalls her childhood memories of going on business trips with her father and living with nuns in Cam Ranh Bay, where the U.S. military base was stationed. There, she was able to experience American food. She emphasizes on her experiences during the war in 1975, traveling by boat with her family and passing through Vung Tau and Guam to go to Camp Pendleton. Her family was sponsored by a church and resettled in Huntington Beach, California. After the war, Annie worked with an insurance company while in school and completed her degree in business. Annie currently resides in Orange County, California and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.