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The Nation: Lethal Legacy Of The Vietnam War

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. George Black February 25, 2015  This article appeared in the March 16, 2015 edition of The Nation. ..”Ever … Continue reading

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VFP 4th Annual Viet Nam Tour: April-May 2015

Veterans For Peace Vietnam Spring Tour April 16 – May 2 2015 Each spring members of the Hoa Binh (Peace) Chapter 160 of Veterans For Peace (VFP) welcomes up to 20 Veterans & non-Vet peace activists & spouses to come for a 17-day insider’s tour of Việt … Continue reading

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Project Renew Update: PBS & Athens Georgia

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 … Continue reading

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VFP VietNam Tour 7: Khe Sanh UXO Explodes

Khe Sanh Quang Tri Province April 15,  2014 Mine Action Alert Wartime ordnance explosion severely injures ethnic coffee farmer near former U.S. Marine base at Khe Sanh Injuries to Lay’s right hand were so severe that doctors had to amputate it. … Continue reading

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2012 VFP Tour BlogLog. Twelve.

April 27, Friday, Da Nang: Today was somewhat routine. First we met with Mr. Huynh Duc Tran, Chair of the Da Nang Union of Friendship Oranizations (DUFO) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen, Chief of International Cooperation Division of DUFO. … Continue reading

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2012 VFP Tour BlogLog. Eight.

April 23, Monday: We drove from Hue to Dong Ha where we had a formal meeting with local officials of the  Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO). We learned that 15.4 million tons of munitions were used during the war, and … Continue reading

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2012 VFP Tour BlogLog. Three.

April 18, Wednesday:  On our first full day, we first met with Mr. Nguyen Van Kein, Vice President of The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), and Mr. Bui Van Nghi of the Vietnam-U.S. Friendship Society.  These types of meetings … Continue reading

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2012 VFP Tour BlogLog. One.

Showing Michael Marceau around SF as we killed time before the tour takes off tonight at 1:30 am. 13 hours to Taipei and another 3 hours to Hanoi. A redeye to redden any eye. Among the sights: some of the … Continue reading

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