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Diana Nguyen Was 10 Years Old When She Left Vietnam On A Boat. It Took Two Years To Get To The U.S.

Julia Reihs
Diana Nguyen came to the U.S. when she was 12 years old.

Diana Nguyen left her native Vietnam after her father was threatened with prison for serving in the South Vietnamese army.

She talks about encountering pirates in the Pacific Ocean, seeing snow for the first time and not taking anything for granted.

We're highlighting the voices of people who came to the U.S. from another country in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month. We want to hear your story! Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ATXImmigrants.

Julia Reihs is a photographer and videographer for KUT and KUTX. She covers daily news assignments and produces short-form documentary projects following local news and music.
Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.
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