Vietnam: Past, Present, and Reclamation

Monday, November 12, 2007

There is an interesting article in the NY Times on a Vietnamese woman, adopted as a young child - who thirty-seven years later is still searching for her history and trying to find the truth from her father, who served in Vietnam:

My dad had been serving his tour of duty in Vietnam when he’d decided to adopt. He and my mother had already had two boys and wanted a girl. In 1970, toward the last six months of his tour, he’d come across me in an orphanage and taken me home. At least, that’s what I’d been told as a child.
It's an interesting look into how decades later, the war in Vietnam still has a riveting effect on not just politics - but real people - Asian children transplanted, now grown.

Read the full article here.