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The Last Days of the Vietnam War (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-01

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | Vietnamese Americans


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Tran, Anthony Interviewee


This segment from the May 1, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. She interviews Anthony Tran, a Vietnamese refugee who now lives in New Orleans East. He discusses: the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975; living under the Communist regime for four years; fleeing Vietnam on a boat with ten other people in 1979; living in a refugee camp; moving to New Orleans; the similarities between Vietnam and New Orleans; the strong bonds of the Vietnamese community in New Orleans; and the importance of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church to the community.