Danny Nguyen is a Yearling (Sophomore) cadet at the U.S. Military Academy. He studies Computer Science and is part of the Writing Fellows Program. He is also the Cadet Executive Officer of the Vietnamese American Cadet Association and is the son of Vietnamese refugees that escaped Vietnam in 1975.
For several years, the sounds of gunfire followed her wherever she went. She had to dodge mortar fire from time to time and continuously move from place to place to get away from the war. She had lost her sister to the conflict, but still had her three younger siblings to take care of. Her family wanted peace and sought to leave the country. Luckily, her father was able to secure passage on a ship to safety. She got on this ship, heading to an unknown destination and future.