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Oral History of Phuoc Duc Nguyen
Nguyen, Phuoc Duc
Do, Theresa Van Ngoc
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UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
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Scope/Content: An oral history with Mr. Phuoc Duc Nguyen, born in 1969 in Sài Gòn, Vietnam. After the collapse of South Vietnam, he and his father made several attempts to escape the country by boat and succeeded on their eighth attempt in 1981. He arrived at Camp Songkhla in Thailand and stayed for less than six months before arriving in San Diego, California (CA), later moving to Westminster, CA, to live with his mother. He discussed his service in the U.S. Navy after finishing high school and becoming a navy electrician. After his military service, he gained U.S. citizenship and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering at San Diego State University. He has three children and lives in Westminster, CA, with his wife.
Scope/Content: Phuoc after enlisting in the U.S. Navy, 1989.
1 mp3 audio files; 1 pdf transcription English; 1 pdf time log; 1 pdf life map; 3 jpg image files
Business | Business owner | Citizenship | Civil rights | Communism | Education | Elderly | Escape | Family | Family reunification | Festival | Health | Healthcare | Higher education | Identity | Intergenerational gap | Moon Festival | Navy | Paris By Night | Politics | Refugee camp (Philippines) | Refugee camp (Thailand) | Resettlement | Sports | Tet Festival | Tradition | Custom | Vietnam War | San Diego State University | Garden Grove, California | Little Saigon (Orange County, California) | Orange County, California | Songkhla Refugee Camp, Thailand | Westminster, California | Northern Vietnam | Southern Vietnam | Saigon (Vietnam)
Time Period
Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2019 Winter

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