Quang X. Pham

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Quang Pham
Saigon, Vietnam Vietnam
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1986-2002
Battles/warsPersian Gulf War
Other workBusinessman, Politician

Quang Pham, a Vietnamese American a businessman, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, author, and community leader who lived in Orange County, California between 1990-2011.

Early life[edit]

Pham was born in 1964 in Saigon, South Vietnam. During the invasion of South Vietnam by the Communist North Vietnamese Army, Quang, his three sisters, and his mother left their ancestral homeland, while the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was defending their country and its capital city of Saigon. His father, Hoa Van Pham, a member of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, remained in South Vietnam and was captured by the North Vietnamese Army while he was supporting the Republic of Vietnam, resulting in his twelve years in re-education/prison camps.


Pham graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and he went on to complete Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in 1986.


Pham was the first Vietnamese American to earn naval aviator's wings in the U.S. Marine Corps and flew CH-46 helicopter missions in the Persian Gulf War.

Pham is an author of A Sense of Duty: Our Journey from Vietnam to America.

In 2000, Pham founded Lathian Systems, a pharmaceutical promotions company, raised $14 million from investors, and was chairman and CEO. D&R Communications acquired Lathian in 2012. He has served on the boards of the Marines Memorial Association, Orange County Forum, and Chapman University Business School Board of Advisers.[1]

In 2015, Pham founded Espero Pharmaceuticals and Jacksonville Pharmaceuticals and currently the Chairman and CEO.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pham and his family immigrated to United States and lived in California.


  • "Now talk of exiting the war in Iraq has increased. What will happen to the Iraqis who believed in us? Will we let them down too?"[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bernard Edelman (28 May 2003). "From Refugee to Marine Corps Major, He Bridges Cultures and Generations". Top Vets. Veterans Advantage, Inc. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Mr. Quang Pham". esperobio.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Pham, Quang X. (27 June 2005). "Duty and deceit". The Boston Globe.

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