Father Olivier and children at Binh Loi Orphanage

Children from the Binh Loi orphanage hold toys distributed by members of New Zealand's V Force HQ, circa 1969. Behind them is Father Olivier, a French priest who ran the orphanage, which also provided accommodation for unmarried mothers and refugees.

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How to cite this page: 'Father Olivier and children at Binh Loi Orphanage', URL: https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/father-olivier-and-children-binh-loi-orphanage, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Apr-2011


The first child on the right is my sister, Tran-Thi-Lan. She was adopted by my parents in 1969 at the age of four in Belgium, where she is still living. She is now 49 and is married to a Belgian. She has two children.