Ty ‘Phoon’ Gaston bio

VN Adoptee – Australian
Operation Babylift. South Australian Contact & Admin Team Member for AVI


My name is Ty Gaston (Viet name – Phan Van Tran). My friends call me “Phoon” as in Ty-phoon (long story!) :)
I was born in Ha Noi, Vietnam in 1974 and was part of the second babylift flight to Australia, April ’75. I was an orphan at Bethany Orphanage (am interested if anyone else was from here) and was delivered to an Australian family in Adelaide. South Australia, where I have lived all my life.

I am really excited to be able to now meet VADs after not having much of an opportunity until very recently. I am at the stage in my life where I am very keen to know more, and hope to meet many others who have similar stories to tell. I also hope to return to Vietnam one day, with my fiancee. I look forward to getting to know many of you soon. Email is: phoon08 [at] iinet.net.au