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Coast Life: Vietnamese refugee overcomes struggles, turns them into successful business

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2024
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LONG BEACH, Miss. (WLOX) - Next month marks 49 years since the end of the Vietnam War. With the end of the war, came the evacuation of thousands of Vietnamese Refugees seeking freedom. One of those refugees turned her traumatic struggle into a Coast Life success story. “Working and surviving, that’s all I know,” Hue Roettele said. Hue Roettele’s been feeding hungry customers of her restaurant, the Rusty Pelican for almost four decades. “We come here about six mornings a week for breakfast,” Bobbye Lynn Lantz, a Rusty Pelican customer...

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