More about Vietnam.


Vietnamese (Photo credit: raneko)

I had some more thoughts and now have time to be a little more coherent.

Growing up, the Vietnam War, was what our beloved CBS news anchor, Uncle Walter, Walter Cronkite started the news with every evening.

It was somewhere out there.  The ground war took place mainly in South Vietnam.  North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia were forbidding places the bad guys came from.  Especially, when they came down the Ho Chi Minh trail, named after the founder of Communist North Vietnam.

I was sixteen when the war ended.  In 1975, my senior year of high school was filled with the Communists working their way down to Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City and the chaos that ensued.

My interest in things Vietnamese changed when my favorite cousin, Yona was wearing the POW bracelet of one Thomas McNish.  She met him when he came home and he proposed to her at a reception President Nixon had for the returning POW’s.  He proposed to her in the Green Room of the White House.

I’ve never met any Vietnamese people, except for eating in Vietnamese restaurants.

My Cousin Tom was in the Hanoi Hilton, with people, such as my Senator, John McCain.

Last Sunday, I had the brainstorm.  As a bucket list trip, I would like to visit Vietnam.  Especially the Hanoi Hilton.  The history buff in me wants to bring this home.

I am asking my readers to respond.


Have you been to Vietnam?  Were you there as a soldier?  If you have not been, would you like to go and what would you like to see there?  You are restricted to the questions I just asked.







About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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