/ Oral History of Thinh Bao Khoan, restricted until 2024-05-25
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Scope/Content: An oral history with Thinh Bao Khoan, born in 1960 in Saigon, Vietnam. He was 15 years old on April 30, 1975 and recounted his memories from that time. He shared his experience escaping Vietnam via bus and boat to Phanat Nikhom Refugee camp, immigrating to Canada, and eventually settling in the United States. He discusses his memories from childhood, then refugee camp experience, then adapting in Canada, then why he decided to move to the United States. After coming to the United States he worked as a warehouse associate for a nonprofit organization and now lives in Claremont, California with his wife and two dogs. He has two children, one in Washington DC and one in Irvine, California. Material restricted until 2024-05-25. Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection.
3 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log English; 1 pdf field notes English
Catholic | Communist | Discrimination | Education | Escape | English as a second language (ESL) | High school | Humanitarian organization | Immigrant | Refugee camp (Thailand) | Religion | Soldier | Sponsors or sponsorship | Tradition or custom | Vietnam War | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Phanat Nikhom Refugee Camp, Thailand | Saigon (Vietnam)