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Oral History of Thieu Khac Luu
Luu, Thieu Khac
Luu, An Khanh
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UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
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Scope/Content: An oral history with Thieu Khac Luu who was born in 1954 in Quang Ngai, Vietnam. He was a front-line soldier for the South Vietnamese army and served his country from 1972-1975. After the South Vietnamese Army lost to the North, he was imprisoned for almost 5 years in a re-education camp and was released in 1980. He describes his neighborhood growing up and his experiences in the re-education camp. He explains how he, his wife and two sons immigrated to America through the Humanitarian Operation enacted by the Unites States. After coming to the United States, he had mixed feelings of fear of the new life and excitement of what was to come.
Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection.
Scope/Content: Thieu Khac Luu in his living room, Photographer An Luu, 2014
1 mp3 audio file; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf transcription Vietnamese; 1 pdf time log English; 1 pdf field notes English;1 jpg image files
Ancestor | Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) | Children | Communism | Communist | Death | Family | High school | Human rights | Humanitarian organization | Orderly Departure Program | Reeducation | Reeducation camp | Soldier | Student | Teacher | Tradition or custom | Veteran | Viet Cong | Vietnam War | Welfare | San Diego County, California | Vietnam, Northern | Vietnam, Southern | Da nang (Vietnam) | Long An (Vietnam) | Quang Ngai (Vietnam) | Saigon (Vietnam)
Time Period
Vietnamese American Experience Classes Oral Histories, 2014 Spring

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