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On My Own: How I Survived the Vietnam War Lotus Tran

On My Own: How I Survived the Vietnam War

Lotus Tran

Published July 26th 2015
ISBN : 9780692498606
Paperback
148 pages
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During the Vietnam War, there was a young girl who wondered what the jungle hid. Lotus Tran grew up in Qui Nhon, and she imagined that the flashing lights she often saw in the sky were dragons fighting each other. When she went into the jungle toMoreDuring the Vietnam War, there was a young girl who wondered what the jungle hid. Lotus Tran grew up in Qui Nhon, and she imagined that the flashing lights she often saw in the sky were dragons fighting each other. When she went into the jungle to seek shelter and food, she thought it would be a paradise, with dragons resting from battle. Her dreams were shattered when she saw the reality of the war. Wild animals, land mines, and booby traps were the least of her concerns. She witnessed battles between South Vietnamese soldiers and Viet Cong, or the North Vietnamese Army, and was almost killed by a sniper. She was shot at, nearly gunned down, almost blown up, and closed to being captured. Instead of a paradise, she found a place of death and destruction where her next step could be her last. On My Own shares Trans life experiences, recalling village life as her people try to live normally in the midst of war. She remembers the pain she felt as she watched villagers die in front of her in Vietnam and at sea as she and her people fled the country. This memoir demonstrates what the Vietnam War did to Trans family, her people, and her country.