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Title
Oral History of Thanh The Nguyen
Creator
Nguyen, Thanh The
Contributor
Nguyen, Anh
Date Created and/or Issued
2016-12-31
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
copyrighted
Description
An oral history with Mr. Thanh The Nguyen, born in 1932 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Mr. Nguyen was a ARVN officer in South Vietnam and served his country from 1950-1975. After the collapse of South Vietnam, he was sent to a reeducation camp and was released after 10 years. Mr. Nguyen was happy to speak about his time before the war as well as the events in his life after the war and coming to California. He immigrated to California through the Orderly Departure Program - Humanitarian Operation. Previously he worked as a security guard but has been retired for the past 10 years. Mr. Nguyen is a past member of the Armory Regiment who get together annually to honor their fallen brothers-in-arms during the Vietnam War. He currently lives with one out of his 9 children.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
41 minutes
Identifier
VAOHP0241
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/14153
Language
Vietnamese
Subject
Ancestor
Anticommunism
Anticommunist
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)
Boat People
Children
Citizenship
Communism
Death
Detainee
Detention camp
Education
Elderly
Emigration
Employment
Escape
Family
Family reunification
Festival
Humanitarian operation
Immigrant
Language barrier
Language schools
Marriage
Mixed race
Moon Festival
Politics
Poverty
Prisoner
Reeducation camp
Refugee camp
Soldier
Stereotypes
Student
Television
Tet Festival
Viet Cong
Vietnam War
Garden Grove, California
Vietnam, Central
Vietnam, Northern
Vietnam, Southern
Ha Noi (Vietnam)
Saigon (Vietnam)
Time Period
1930-1939

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