Sat, Oct 21|
Thanh Boyer: Vietnam Refugee
Thanh Boyer was born to a wealthy family in Vietnam, who subsequently lost everything when Saigon fell to communist control and the new government nationalized everything. She ended up in the US through great sacrifice from her parents and through great danger.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Madison, 500 Lanier Rd c3, Madison, AL 35758, USA
About the event
Thanh Boyer is a Vietnam Refugee, and co-author of Ground Kisser.
A 2018 NGCWC Georgia Peach Award winner, and Amazon bestseller, The Ground Kisser is
the inspiring true story of one little girl who became one of the Vietnamese boat people.
Born to a wealthy family in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, her first bath was in
champagne. Then when the US military pulled out their support, Saigon and all of South
Vietnam with it, fell into Communist control. Her life turned upside down when the new
government nationalized everything and left them in poverty.
Through tremendous sacrifice, her parents gave all they had to buy her boat passage to Australia
where she could live in freedom again. The boat didn’t make it, pirates saw to that. But, by the
grace of God, her story didn’t end there, though death knocked at her door more than once.
Her story is one of courage, sacrifice, and love of family.
Her service to our community and our military earned her invitations to speak and write her story in a book. Her faith-building, flag-waving memoir, The Ground Kisser.