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By Andi Bourne

The best thing that ever happened to me


August 23, 2018

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Hung Tu Tran when he arrived in Kuala Lumpar Malaysia Oct. 22, 1978 (right) and when he left for the United States Jan. 22, 1980 (left).

SWAN VALLEY – "I will never forget the first time I saw those two," said Swan Valley resident Colleen Kesterson recalling the first time she met Hung Tu Tran and his younger brother Thê at Salmon Prairie School. "It was January 1980 and they were standing in front of the stove at the school and they had their flip flops on and their lunch sacks in their hand."

The climate was just one of the many adjustments the brothers faced after becoming Vietnamese refugees in 1978. After leaving their immediate family and surviving for nearly a year and a half by themselves, the boys found a home at...

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