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Refugees, the Vietnam War, a 8,655 Mile Journey: The Makings of a Lee’s Sandwich

Customers eat in the dining area at Lee’s Sandwiches. Employees at Lee’s bake their bread fresh each morning. By Garrett Davis

Haley Dobson

May 18, 2017

Minh Nguyen, a Vietnamese man no more than 5 foot 5 inches tall, quietly stands in the middle of his restaurant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, wiping down dirty tables. He calmly and carefully aligns each table in accordance to the one behind it. This type of order in his life was unthinkable 37 years ago,...

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