Description:Photograph of Mr. David Tran and Thuy Vo Dang in front of his
company, Huy Fong Foods, Inc., Photographer Thuy Vo Dang, 2013
Summary: An oral history with Mr. David Tran, born in Soc Trang, Vietnam in 1945. The interview focused on his experiences with migration and business. He is of Cantonese descent, but lived most of his life in Vietnam. He was drafted into the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) at age 20, and after the war ended, returned home to help with the family business. He and his family eventually left Vietnam as boat refugees and migrated to the United States in 1979. After relocating from Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles, California in 1987, he and his family built and expanded their company. The company is known as Huy Fong Foods, Inc., and is most renowned for its Sriracha products. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his family.