A Reunion of the Heart

  • [photos by The Mountain Enterprise and Thao Le]

    [photos by The Mountain Enterprise and Thao Le]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

It was 40 years ago this week, way back in February 1979, when excitement was high throughout the mountain about the arrival of a young immigrant family that had escaped from Phu Yen, Vietnam in May of 1978, along with 30 other refugees who had pooled their funds to hire a boat. They were taken to a refugee camp in Manila, Philippines.

After spending about nine months in the camp in Manila, the family finally arrived to their new home in Frazier Park. The Mountain Enterprise introduced these young…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

(l-r) Moi, Phi, Thao and Hung Le in 1979

Le family at El Camino Pines Camp December 30, 2018

Top right (l-r) Hang Le with baby Ethan, James Le, Frances O’Brien, Moi and Hung Le, Bonnie Kane, Phi Le Anjala and Juha Anjala (who live in London) with their children Henry and Miia. Right: Justice Thao Le with her niece, Miia; Above: The Mountain Enterprise in 1979

Marge Shelly wrote the February 16, 1979 story in The Mountain Enterprise about the Le family’s arrival to Frazier Park.

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