Summary: 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.