Summary: An oral history with Phong Duc Do, born in 1958 in Saigon, Vietnam. He grew up with 3 siblings and his interview focused on experiences with the education system in Vietnam as well as the social relations between friends in the 1960s and 1970s in Saigon. His father was sent to reeducation camp in 1975 and as the oldest brother, he had to work to support his family. He tried escaping Vietnam as a boat refugee but failed and then in 1991 his family left through the Humanitarian Operation under the Orderly Departure Program. He was sponsored to Washington state but eventually resettled in San Diego, California. After working in various jobs and attending school, he got a job as an aircraft engineer working for the US Navy.