HOF042: LE Tien Dung

Le Tien Dung escaped from Vietnam at the age of 14 with his parents and siblings, 3 days before the fall of Saigon.  At that time, his father was employed with a DAO, an American organization. His employer provided the family with transportation out of the country.

The family flew to Wake Island in Micronesia for a short period. They then landed in Guam, May 20, 1975 where they met with Canadian Immigration officials. The family’s request for asylum was approved and they arrived in Montreal, Quebec on May 23, 1975.  Once settled, his father found employment, his mother pursued French language training and he and his siblings were enrolled in school. Eventually, the family opened a convenience and grocery store to support themselves. As a young adult, he was invited several times by the Quebec media to share stories about his migration to Canada.