Dale Tran was a philanthropist and entrepreneur in Anchorage. Dale was a force in the community, inspiring all those he met and impacting the public through his work, boundless spirit and volunteer efforts. It is estimated that he raised around $1 million for charities during Kaladi Brothers Coffee's annual New Year's Day Giving campaign. Dale died unexpectedly in his home on the evening of Jan. 11, 2017 at the age of 42. He spoke with Alaska Public Media in 2015 about his family's experience fleeing from Saigon in 1975, during the Vietnam War. Vietnam Echoes is produced by Alaska Public Media on the occasion of The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premiering on PBS in September 2017.