Escaping 1977 Vietnam: Finding a Place to Belong
1977 — In a year remembered for the Fall of Saigon and Black April, Danny Nguyen and his family were caught in the middle of a war-torn Vietnam.
Call it courage or call it desperation — Danny’s parents wanted a better life for their four children, and if that meant sailing out into the dark, cold ocean to find it, then so be it.
The VP of Administrative Services at Mission College you see today is in stark contrast to the four-year-old who’d just landed in America in 1977. As the saying goes, “sometimes you have to lose yourself to find who you are.”
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