Summary: This is an oral history of Mr. Sang Nguyen, otherwise known as Steven Thanh Nguyen. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1970. After losing contact with his father due to the war, his mother decided to allow him to flee Vietnam with his uncle via boat in 1978. This boat took them and the other passengers to the Philippines, where he lived in a refugee camp for about eight months. Steven was sponsored for adoption in the states and was adopted by a Caucasian family in Nyack, New York. He went to high school at Nyack High School and continued his education at Alfred State College of Technology. After receiving his degree, he relocated to Orange County, California with some family members. Today, Steven is an electrical technician and a business owner. He is a husband and father of two sons. His family currently resides in Santa Ana, California. He enjoys playing soccer with his friends in his free time or spending time with his sons. Steven does not necessarily identify with a specific religion but supports and respects his wife’s Buddhist beliefs.
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Publisher: University of California, Irvine Libraries. Southeast Asian Archive. Irvine, California 92623-9557.