Mai Thi Lam

1 Jan 1918 - 15 Jul 2006

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Mai Thi Lam

1 Jan 1918 - 15 Jul 2006
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Grave site information of Mai Thi Lam (1 Jan 1918 - 15 Jul 2006) at Orem Cemetery in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Mai Thi Lam

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Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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Returned to her eternal companion after 40 years of separation
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dvdmovieking

June 27, 2011
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April 3, 2020
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June 26, 2011

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Collected by Mai Thi Lam

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Mai collected these food picks, probably because they represented her passion for fruit, fruit trees, and gardening. The front is dragonfruit, the back is mangosteen. These are now in the possession of Son Le, her son.

Albert and Nola Ostraff Family

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

When Son Le and his family came to California, USA as refugees from Vietnam, his family was put in Camp Pendleton, CA. Al Ostraff was an LDS Institute teacher in the area and was asked by the Church to head the refugee relief efforts at Camp Pendleton. When sponsorship was found for Son's family a few months later, Brother Ostraff approached Son's mother. He asked her if she would give permission for Son to stay with the Ostraff family for his senior year of public school. Imagine the bravery of this amazing woman who had come with her children to a new land, leaving everything familiar behind. She had to have trust in the Ostraffs to allow Son to leave her side. Wisely, she agreed. Armed with only a few words and phrases in English, Son moved in with the Ostraffs in Laguna Beach, California. This temporary family taught Son the gospel by their example and had the LDS missionaries formally teach him. (Son had not been baptized in Vietnam with his sisters as his mother wanted him to carry on the Buddhist tradition.) He attended seminary with Nola Ostraff who taught the group. He learned how an LDS family lives, and from Albert, Son learned about being a righteous and gentle priesthood holder. The children in the family--Charlotte, Joe (a year or two older than Son), and Mark loved Son and also had a great influence on him. Decades later, the Ostraffs are still an important part of Son's life. This photo was taken in 2010. Back Row: Joe Ostraff, (Joe's son), Charlotte Ostraff Lauret, Son, Elisha Le Front: Melinda Ostraff (Joe's wife) & 2 more of their children, Nola and Albert Ostraff, (another of Joe's kids).

Life timeline of Mai Thi Lam

1918
Mai Thi Lam was born on 1 Jan 1918
Mai Thi Lam was 12 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Mai Thi Lam was 13 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Mai Thi Lam was 23 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Mai Thi Lam was 35 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Mai Thi Lam was 47 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Mai Thi Lam was 55 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Mai Thi Lam was 62 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Mai Thi Lam was 76 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Mai Thi Lam died on 15 Jul 2006 at the age of 88
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