JoAnn Griffith married Roy Wehrle in August, 1959 and the couple soon shipped out to Laos, where Roy served with the State Department. JoAnn discusses what her life was like serving as a representative of the United States in a third world country. In 1964 she accompanied Roy to South Vietnam, and was there until 1967. Their daughter was born in Saigon in 1967. JoAnn was twice evacuated to Bangkok, Thailand, once from Laos and once from South Vietnam as the Vietnam War grew more intense.