Hugh Nguyen, the elected Orange County Clerk-Recorder, was born in Vietnam 50 years ago. He spent a lifetime looking for his father, an unidentified American GI. Nguyen’s mother, a South Vietnamese woman, told him that his father had been killed in action prior to Nguyen’s birth.
Nguyen never gave up trying to find out who is father was. He married his high school sweetheart, raised a family and became the top Vietnamese-American elected official in Orange County. Yet he still yearned to know who his father was. Nguyen finally caught a break when he decided to do a DNA test through Ancestry.com. Continue reading