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Family fled persecution so kids could feel freedom

  • COURTESY NGUYEN FAMILY

    Terry Nguyen came to the U.S. by way of a harsh journey from Vietnam. He ended up with the dualities of a successful dental practice in Hawaii and love when he met his wife, Lillian, at Creighton University in Nebraska, but he also feels the unease of thepast. He poses with family members: Alex Nguyen is in front; Alan, left, Terry, Ryan, Brandon and Lilian Nguyen are in back.

From the tony environs of his family’s home in Kahala Kua, the distance between Terry Nguyen’s mean beginnings and comfortable present can appear as remote as his view of the azure Pacific. Read more

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