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Title
Oral History of Ngoc My Le
Creator
My Le, Ngoc
Contributor
Le, Tiffany
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 Ms. Ngoc My Le, born in 1957 in Mỹ Tho, Vietnam. She is the oldest child of six children. She was studying to be a dentist from 1975-1979 in South Vietnam. In 1979, she escaped from Vietnam with her two brothers and a male colleague by boat. She stayed for 13 months in two different refugee camps, Ku Ku and Galang, in Indonesia before being sponsored by a church in Poughkeepsie, New York. She moved from San Diego, to New Orleans, to Los Angeles before settling in Orange County, California. Although she initially pursued dentistry and medical technology, she found her passion in nursing and received her diploma in nursing from USC Medical Center School of Nursing. She has been working as a registered nurse at UCLA Medical Center for 20 years. She is a single mother of 4 children and currently resides in Fountain Valley, California.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
111 minutes
Identifier
VAOHP0262
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/14155
Language
English
Subject
Boat People
Children
College or university
Dentist
Education
Employment
Escape
Family
France
Freedom of speech
Healthcare
Higher education
Identity
Marriage
Medical professional
Nurse
Refugee camp
Refugee camp (Indonesia)
Sponsors or sponsorship
Student
Thai Pirates
United Nations
Vietnam War
Fountain Valley, California
Los Angeles, California
Louisiana
Orange County, California
San Diego County, California
Vietnam, Southern
My Tho (Vietnam)
Rach Gia (Vietnam)
Saigon (Vietnam)
Time Period
1950-1959

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