As the political and economic situations deteriorated in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the steady trickle of refugees fleeing the region became a torrent. Desperate families packed their belongings in a single suitcase and fled their homes “by any means available,” says Long Bui, an [associate] professor of international studies at the University of California Irvine and author of Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory.
 
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