Trinh Doan’s refugee journey
After Trinh Doan’s home city of Da Nang fell to the North Vietnamese in 1975, her father – a university professor – was sentenced to indefinite house arrest. In 1979, her family fled, making a two-week voyage in a wooden boat to Hong Kong, where they got help from the IRC. Two years later an IRC representative met their plane on a chilly October day in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Now a bank executive and IRC board member, Doan tells the story of her family’s refugee journey. Read more about it here.