Minh Ellis was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, as the eldest of three brothers and two sisters. Minh and her family lived through and experienced the most tumultuous times in modern Vietnamese history. Minh and her family faced times of terror as the looming threat of the fall of their country to the Northern Vietnamese and the Viet Cong largely governed over their lives and hopes and dreams for a stable future. It was, as so many Vietnamese knew, a time of danger, displacement and tearful transition. In the middle of it all, her life took a distinctive turn, both complications and opportunity with the marriage to Navy Lieutenant Commander Joseph Ellis. But soon following her move to a small town in, of all places, Southwestern Utah, her husband died from cancer leaving her alone to raise a daughter at the very time the rest of her family, still in Vietnam, was struggling with a dismal future, and at the same time relying on Minh to get them out to America. Minh is a story of survival, heroics and perseverance. The story of Minh-a sister, daughter and mother doing her best to create opportunity at a time when the odds were stacked against her. It is a story of love, hardship, courage and also of tribute to the heretofore unknown efforts of certain noted American leaders, including Senator Orrin Hatch and the late syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, as well as a spirited group of neighbors in Southern Utah who joined the adventure to help bring ten members of Minh's family to freedom. But most of all, it is the story of Minh, and her stalwart commitment to faith and family and to the countries (both America and Vietnam) that she loves.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1627095675