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Thanh Truong Shares His Migration Story

Thanh Truong
The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans newsman Thanh Truong

Born in South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, Thanh Truong was just two years old when he and his family fled their war-torn homeland and emigrated to New York state. After receiving his master's degree in Journalism, Truong's career took him all over, including to New Orleans, where he worked as a news anchor and reporter at WWL-TV.

In this edition of the Historic New Orleans Collection's series, NOLA Life Stories, Truong reflects on his family's escape from Vietnam and his identity as a refugee.

Joe Shriner is an independent radio producer and audio engineer in New Orleans.
Mark Cave is an oral historian and senior curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection.