He Escaped Saigon After His Family Was Killed, Now He’s the Navy’s First Vietnamese American Admiral

Huan Nguyen has become the first Vietnamese American to achieve the rank of rear admiral in a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 10.

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Nguyen, 60, originally from Hue, Vietnam, is the son of an armor officer in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.