Veterans and Young People Play Key Role in Boosting US-Vietnam Relations: US Ambassador

Veterans and Young People Play Key Role in Boosting US-Vietnam Relations: US Ambassador

In an interview with the Vietnam Times about the United States - Vietnam's people-to-people relations, US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper said veterans and young generations were important forces to enhance the bilateral friendship in the past, present, and future.
A Med Student in a War Zone: The Story of Mark Rapoport

A Med Student in a War Zone: The Story of Mark Rapoport

In 1968, American medical student Mark Rapoport went to Vietnam as a conscientious objector to the American War. Now, as a resident of Hanoi, the retired doctor discussed with the Vietnam Times about his antiwar stance, his experience in the war, and his compassion for the Vietnamese people.
Interview with To Nam: We Do Not Forget the Past but We Cooperate for Better Future

Interview with To Nam: We Do Not Forget the Past but We Cooperate for Better Future

To Nam, a Vietnamese veteran and President of Da Nang Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin shares his thoughts about the contribution of US veterans to Agent Orange victims and the Vietnamese people's attitude towards their former foes who now come back to reconcile.
Healing the Wounds of War: Stories from Postwar US-Vietnam Relations

Healing the Wounds of War: Stories from Postwar US-Vietnam Relations

Despite a hostile history, modern Vietnam continues to welcome American tourism and business. Of those returning, many of them are representatives of the US veteran community or military personnel who come to Vietnam to reflect on these atrocities and heal the wounds of war.
Interview with Matthew Keenan: I Want to Go to Vietnam, That is Where it Happened

Interview with Matthew Keenan: I Want to Go to Vietnam, That is Where it Happened

Matthew Keenan was sent to Vietnam to serve in US army bases in 1971. Years later, he moved to Da Nang to help people, especially children, affected by Agent Orange. He founded Global Talk, an initiative to help young Vietnamese learn English.
Interview with Chuck Searcy: "If the Veterans Can Make Peace, Why Can't Everybody?"

Interview with Chuck Searcy: "If the Veterans Can Make Peace, Why Can't Everybody?"

As one of the first US veterans to come back to Vietnam to reconcile the bilateral relations, Chuck Searcy was impressed with the Vietnamese people's positive attitude towards those who were once their enemies.
The Second Generation of Friendship

The Second Generation of Friendship

The next generation to develop of friendly relation is none other than the Vietnamese and American young people.
From Soldiers to "Peace Envoys"

From Soldiers to "Peace Envoys"

The American veterans returning to Vietnam are both healers of the wounds of war and messengers who spread the desire for peace.
Vietnam - A Warm-hearted, Loving Country

Vietnam - A Warm-hearted, Loving Country

The soldiers who used to aim their guns at Vietnam now returned. They followed the call of conscience. The Vietnamese people greeted them with welcoming arms. The veterans from both sides filled the bomb pits with greenery, brought up the light of hope to the war victims. Together they planted the seeds of friendship and peace for today and forevermore.
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