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Title
Oral History of Ho Van Khoi
Creator
Ho, Khoi Van
Contributor
Bui, Nancy
Date Created and/or Issued
2012-10-18
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Southeast Asian Archive
Collection
Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History project
Rights Information
copyrighted
Description
An oral history of Mr. Ho Van Khoi (Khoi Van Ho, western-style) who was born in 1949 in Go Cong, Vietnam. He spent his childhood in Go Cong and then lived in Saigon during his high school years. The oldest in a family of 10 kids, he described his family as being poor. In 1968 he volunteered to join the military training school in Thu Duc and described several of his deployments in Cambodia. After the war ended, he was imprisoned in reeducation camp for 4.5 years. His family escaped Vietnam by boat, passing through an Indonesia refugee camp, resettled in San Diego and then moved again to San Jose during the technology industry boom in California. He is active in political and cultural activities in the Bay Area Vietnamese American community.
Recorded Digitally
Type
sound
Format
50:51
Identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/5225
Language
English
Vietnamese
Subject
Anticommunism
Boat People
Children
Escape
Family
Farming
Reeducation camp
Refugee camp (Indonesia)
Technician
Viet Cong
Viet Kieu
Vietnam War
San Diego County, California
San Jose, California
Vietnam, Southern
Saigon (Vietnam)
Vung Tau (Vietnam)
Time Period
1940-1949

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