Bac Thi Pham Eaton was born on June 18, 1953, in Bai Cham, An Long, Vietnam. Her family suffered heavy losses and was politically divided during the Vietnam War. As a young woman working in a sick bay for the U.S. Navy, she met and learned English from her husband, Sam Eaton. In 1975 Bac and Sam, along with their two small children moved to Los Angeles, CA. Bac became a U.S. citizen in 1980. In 1981 the Eatons moved their family to Krum, Texas, where Bac grew and sold produce while caring for their growing family. Bac and Sam eventually went into the diamond business. The Eatons now split their time between Denton, TX, and Lien Houng, Vietnam. In Lien Houng Bac enjoys her fish farm and raising fruit trees, and spending time with and employing family members whom she had been separated from for nearly twenty years. Sam and Bac both suffer effects from exposure to Agent Orange.
Interview with Bac Eaton, 19 December 2012, Bac Eaton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 11 Dec. 2013. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0868>.
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OH0868, Bac Eaton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University