Forty years after escaping war, 'boat people' find fortune back in Vietnam

March 9, 2015 10:47 PM

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HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - As one of the Vietnam War's final battles raged four decades ago, Quynh Pham lay with her mother in a field covered in a stranger's blood. They survived only by pretending to be dead.

They were among an exodus of over a million South Vietnamese who fled oppression and uncertainty before and after U.S. forces retreated and victorious North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon in April 1975, reuniting the two sides under communism.

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