Van Thi Nghiem is from Binh Nghi, Tay Son, Binh Dinh. She is 61 years old.
She was assaulted one evening by a soldier when she was at the stream behind her house getting water for her family. She was so embarrassed that she did not tell anyone, and she would have never said anything if she hadn’t gotten pregnant. Her parents helped her raise her child, but she’s had a difficult life since then.
Nghiem remains very angry about what happened to her. The soldier left Vietnam and never provided her anything to help raise her son. She would like an apology for what happened to her.