As a second generation Asian American from a family of refugees, I think it’s important to document my parents’ oral history. When I asked my dad what his experiences were like in fleeing his homeland, Vietnam, he readily opened up.
In pursuit of the American Dream: Refugees risk life and family escaping from war-torn countries in order to carve out new lives in the United States
After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Choy Vong had many things working against him. His father was the staff sergeant in the fifth infantry of the defeated South Vietnamese army.