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ann holding her son tony as a toddler

When Tran Ngoc Ann secured a well-paying job at the American Embassy in Saigon, she could look forward to security and happiness in a town dominated by the US military. Nine years later, it became clear that Saigon was going to fall to the communists. Ann, then a widow with three children, sent her two sons, Tony and Tim, to safety on a US military evacuation plane. She intended to join them the next day. She had no idea that she wouldn't see them again for 16 years.

 

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