Anh Nguyen was born nearly 9,000 miles away a little over 72 years ago. He spent his childhood in Vietnam being a little badass and despite what all the old ladies in the villages believed, he survived into young adulthood and joined the southern Vietnamese military, fighting against dastardly communists.
His ability to sneak his way out of dangerously deadly situations brought him to the attention of the US marines. He became a part of a special forces team of Americans, protecting his new brothers in arms and learning the basics of the English Language from them. Namely, all of the most colorful swear words.
When Saigon fell, his new American brothers knew he would be imprisoned or worse by the new communist regime, so they told Anh he was going to California until it was safe to go back home.
Instead of palm trees and ocean waves, Anh was instead brought to Fort Indiantown Gap with a handful of his brothers in arms. They migrated to snowy and cold valley Forge and were granted green cards and jobs as well as 200 dollars to find their own American dream.
Anh found Kathy, and using the colorful language he gained from US GI’S, he wooed her successfully. Anh learned to read English and found a lifelong job at Reading Tube, where he worked as hard as he could to support the beloved and cherished family he made with Kathy: daughter KimLee, son Michael and son Christopher.
Anh loved to keep up to date on news and was fascinated with American politics. He became a US citizen in 2010 and proudly voted in every election he could. He also loved to cook for his friends and family and had a serious addiction to all the Korean television shows he could get his hands on.
But his absolute favorite things in the world go by the names of Madisyn and Hayden. His two brilliant and beautiful granddaughters are his legacy and he loved them more than anything in the world. Even more than Fox News.
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