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The way that i got my name was related to an event in my early childhood that could have caused my death or sent me to live in pervery and misery In Cambodia during 1979 there were a lot of overthrows in the government by some of our own people called the red combodians who supported a government which was more like communism They made my family an others move out o fcities and into rural areas and become farmers The Red combodians didnt provide enough food so some people tried to steal it People who were caught were tortured or killed Then the Vietnamese came in suddenly and took over the capital phnom penh This was when my mother father and 21-month old sister fled form the capital westward to thailand On the way my mother gave bith to me In Thailand we were immedialtely placed into a comp to be sent back to Cambodia because of an overflow of refugees People in the camp said that they would rather die thn go back A miracle saved some of us Countries like the US and France came ond offered applications for passports A few of the applications were chosen randomly and those picked could leave Cambodia and settle down in another country where we could live without fear of being killed The unfortunate ones were sent back in trucks to Cambodia When my mother was filling out the applications she hadnt had enough time to think about my name yet so she put the Cambodian word for olsest son which sounds like proh Bong She varied the first part and placed an s at the end Pros is the name that my mother has been calling me ever since If my family or i hadnt gotten to the refugee coamp i would never have been given a name
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