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Scope/Content: An oral history with Bich Ngoc Thi Nguyen, born in Saigon, Vietnam on October 3, 1956. She is the eldest daughter of Thinh Van Nguyen, father, and Le Nga Thi La, mother. Her father served as a colonel during the Vietnam War as the Director of the Communication Division of the whole Southeast Asia. Her mother died during an early age of her life, which forced her to take over the duties of taking care of her six younger siblings. In the interview, she discusses details about her childhood during the Vietnam War and her transition to America throughout Fort Chaffee and afterwards. She talks about her thoughts and experiences with the American work mentality; furthermore, her experience motivated her to obtain a BS in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She currently works as a Registered Nurse. Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection. Scope/Content: Bich Ngoc after the interview, Photographer John Salazar, 2014
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