Khen Ngo on his 109th birthday.
|Birth:||4 July 1911|
Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Vietnam
|Age:||109 years, 202 days|
Khen Ngo (born 4 July 1911) is a Vietnamese-born American centenarian. If his age is true, he could be oldest known man ever born in Vietnam.
Khen Ngo was born in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Vietnam on 4 July 1911 with partially deaf. Longevity runs in his family: all of his siblings lived into their 90s. He was married Sam for 67 years until her death around 2007.
He worked as small business entrepreneur. He owned a sewing factory in central Vietnam, and when the Vietnam War began he moved his family to Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), where he ran a hardware store. When Saigon fell in 1975, the 64-year-old Ngo and his entire family fled in a boat to escape invading Viet Cong forces.
His family moved to the Philippines, then Guam and eventually they settled in California where he became a U.S. citizen. He and his wife moved to San Diego around 1985.
He celebrated his 109th birthday in July 2020. In July 2020, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and moved on home hospice.
He lives with his eldest daughter and her husband, as well as Kinh Nguyen, who he and his wife raised as their own daughter after Nguyen's parents died. Besides Nguyen, Ngo has six livng children, 21 grandchildren (including his granddaughter Khanh Le) and 20 great-grandchildren.
Khen Ngo currently lives in Mira Mesa neighborhood, San Diego, California, USA, at the age of 109 years, 202 days.
- TRIBUTE TO THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF KHEN NGO (pdf), 24 June 2011
- Mira Mesa man, 109, celebrates Centenarians Day with a yard party The San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 September 2020