His story could easily have ended before it started, either in the jungles of Laos or on the streets of Fresno, California. Instead, today Pha Mouavangsou manages a successful electronics distribution business, teaches night school and, in his spare time, is studying for his doctoral degree in organizational development.
The distance Pha Mouavangsou has traveled in 35 years is immense. His odyssey is deeply American. In part, this is a tale about overcoming great physical danger and a flight to safety in the United States. But Mouavangsou’s journey has been as much about a triumph of the human spirit as it is the search for security and comfort.