The National Vietnam Veteran Museum, the largest museum devoted to the Vietnam war in Australia, has placed both of Hoa Minh Truong’s books on permanent exhibit. The Dark Journey, Inside the Re-education Camps of Vietcong is Truong’s own story; in vivid and harrowing detail, he recounts his fate and that of so many others, imprisoned simply for being on the losing side of war. Good Evening, Vietnam, The Aftermath of an Unknown Journey is an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the war, between a US pilot and Vietnamese girl.

Hoa Minh Truong grew up in a small village of Camau Province in South Vietnam. After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Truong was captured by the Vietcong. “I promised myself, if I stayed alive, I have to write the horror story inside the re-education camps.” Now retired, he lives in Belmont, Western Australia. He is working on his next two books.

The museum is located on Philip Island (Victoria, Melbourne).

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