|Thùy Trang (December 14, 1973 - September 3, 2001) was a Vietnamese-American actress and was born in Saigon, South Vietnam. Trang was of Vietnamese, Chinese, and French descent. |
Her father was a soldier in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) and was defending the capital Saigon from the Communist North Vietnamese Army and their Viet Cong agents during the Fall of Saigon. The Communist forces overcame his battalion, which was low on ammunition and air support, during a fierce battle. He decided to return home to retrieve his family, but the route was blocked by the North Vietnamese Army. Fearing for his life, he left South Vietnam and was given political asylum by the United States. He vowed to bring his family to the United States and work hard to contact U.S. government officials to politically pressure the Communist government of Vietnam.