I AM TEXAS: Master Nguyen Tien Hoa
The Texas Story Project.
Master Hoa, formerly a South Vietnamese commando and professional martial arts fighter, is a survivor.
During the Viet Nam war, he was captured and imprisoned for three years. Tragedy struck when he lost his entire family as they tried to flee the country by boat. After spending time in a Malaysian refugee camp, Hoa was granted refugee status and came to the U.S.
Although he experienced many difficulties, Master Hoa built a new life in Texas and achieved the highest vovinam martial arts ranking in the country.
In this Texas Story Project video, Master Hoa reflects on the challenges and the opportunites that added a new chapter to his life history.
Editor's note: This story was produced by the Bullock Museum for the Texas Story Project.
Posted June 02, 2015
TAGGED WITH: Immigration - 21st Century