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Oral History of Cuong C. Tran

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Tran, Cuong C


An oral history with Cuong C. Tran, born in 1960 in Saigon, Vietnam. He is a Chinese-ethnic born in Vietnam who was forced to escape Saigon at the age of 17. Cuong describes, in detail, his journey as a boat person and his experience with assimilating into a new country at a young age. He also discusses the obstacles he had to face in gaining citizenship while struggling to make a living for himself and his family. After coming to the United States, Cuong married his wife and had two children who are currently in college. He lives in West Covina, California with his wife and ends the oral history with advice to the 2nd generation Vietnamese and Chinese Americans on appreciation and tradition.Recorded Digitally
Chen, Allen
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