Description:Photograph of Keith Van and his family, 2012, Huntington Beach,
Summary: An oral history of Mr. Keith KyThanh Van, born in 1953 in Hanoi, Vietnam but migrated to Saigon after the Geneva Accord in 1954. He grew up in Saigon. His father was part of the Viet Minh and worked in civil service. He was able to study abroad at McGilll University in Canada in the 1972 and acquired his Masters degree in 1976. As an international student, he was already outside the country when the Vietnam War ended. He eventually moved down from Canada and resettled permanently in Orange County, Calfornia where he met and married his wife. They have 6 children. He designed, patented and manufactured avionics parts and established his company, Ameri-King, in Huntington Beach, California.