U.S. Veteran leads clean-up of Vietnam War’s lethal remnants
PBS News Hour
Judy Woodruff, @judywoodruff
November 20, 2014
There are still ongoing lethal consequences of the Vietnam War that ended in 1975. Undetonated “bomblets,” dropped by the U.S. military during the conflict, are killing and maiming people who discover them by accident. To help close a painful chapter in history, American veteran Chuck Searcy has made bomb removal and education his humanitarian mission. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports. pbs.org/newshour/bb/u-s-veteran-leads-clean-vietnam-wars-lethal-remnants/
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Vietnam Vet Chuck Searcy works to clean up U.S. bomb legacy in Vietnam
Athens Banner Herald
Lee Shearer: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook.com/LeeShearerABH
September 16, 2014
Chuck Searcy might one day return to Athens to stay.
But as he nears 70, Searcy says he still has unfinished business after 19 years in Vietnam — specifically, continuing his work with Project Renew, a group which works to reduce the toll of the unexploded bombs still killing and maiming Vietnamese children and farmers.
“We dropped 15 million tons of bombs over Vietnam, more than all of the bombs in World War II,” said Searcy, a University of Georgia graduate and one of the founders of the Athens Observer, a newspaper that flourished during the 1970s and 1980s. Read more…