The result is that the U.S. has now completed one major dioxin cleanup project in cooperation with the Vietnamese government, at Da Nang International Airport, and another bigger mitigation effort is underway at the former U.S. airbase in Bien Hoa, near Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...] about Honest look at truth permits Vietnam, US to heal war wounds
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Daniel Kritenbrink: Let me say a couple of things. First of all, my Vietnamese is very bad. I really hope my Vietnamese will be better in the future. Since I began working in Vietnam, I haven't had much time to learn Vietnamese, and this is a challenge. However, I find Vietnamese a beautiful language. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?
Chuck Searcy is no stranger to the employees of Project RENEW, a Vietnamese organization that deals with unexploded ordnance left from the Vietnam War. His thin stature and silver hair are a stark contrast to his gregarious, lively persona. Traveling back and forth between Hanoi and Quang Tri Province, a major former battlefield in central Vietnam, Searcy has done all in his capacity to mend wartime wounds. After all, Searcy had helped launch Project RENEW in 2001, now serving as its international advisor. At 75, Searcy joked he’s actually 76 in Vietnamese perception and didn’t speak the language well since he was lazy and not too bright. … [Read more...] about Vietnam War veteran heals post-war wounds, one bomb at a time