Episode 7 | The Many Journeys of Lam Lo (Part 1)
Meet Lam Lo, the guest for Story of My Life's first series and first story in translation. Lam is a story of real-life heroism. His story has humbled me and made me grateful. I hope his spirit is as contagious as his laugh, but I suspect its harder won.
Part 1 covers Lam's life until age 40, when Saigon fell, 1975. But Lam was on the move before then. He was born in 1934 in China. Seeking a better life, his family moved to Vietnam. Lam taught himself to read, worked as a newspaper reporter, an acupuncturist, and a soldier. He has reinvented himself many times, beginning with his name.
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A very special thanks to Pat Tan for translating and to Alex Lo.