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This photo is me as a baby with and my mom.

This photo is me as a baby with and my mom.

Riches to Rags

As Told By: Steve

Journey

  • My Name is Steve
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  • This story is about me
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  • Childhood Address: Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Departure Location: Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam
  • Departure Year: 1979
  • Camp 1: Pulau Bidong (Malaysia)
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  • Resettlement Location: Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Resettlement Year: 1979
  • My Story

    Steve, born in 1961 in Vietnam, was only 14 years old when the South had lost the war to the North Vietnamese. The eldest son of a socialite family, Steve’s childhood was filled with whatever he wanted. All of that disappeared overnight. A wealthy boy who had never had to do anything for himself but enjoy life, was suddenly forced to become a man. As the oldest child of seven, he quickly felt the burden of having to provide for the family.

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