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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Frankly, I cannot ever imagine going back to Viet Nam as a tourist. I lost far too many good friends for nothing over there. Fine young men with their whole lives ahead of them, wasted by politicians.

    My father never went back to OMAHA Beach, either.
    There's several ex-pat Marines and other GI(s) supposedly living in and around Danang. They've built a few "retirement communities" there and several of them live there. They've also built casino or two there at least I saw them about 3 years ago when I was there.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by MontanaKid View Post
      The trip is planned so I can be at a spot near LZ Professional on May 14, 2019 for the 50th anniversary of a battle I participated in, along with the men of Charlie, Alpha and Echo Recon of 1/46th Infantry, Americal Division, and a lot of NVA/VC from 2nd NVA division. I want to lay some flowers at the spot in memory of all who died there, Vietnamese and American. We fly in to Hanoi, visit Ninh Binh caves, cruise Halong bay, visit what used to be the “panhandle” of North Vietnam, then on to Hue, Danang and Hoi An. From Hoi An we will go to LZProfessional to spend the day. Back to Danang to fly to Saigon. From there we will visit Cu Chi and have a river/ canal cruise in the Delta, then the flight home. So it’s a tourist visit with some war hilights along the way. They will be a guide that will explain LZ Professional history. Under my wife’s advice, I will avoid a debate. I won’t be a post though, I will volunteer information in a friendly helpful fashion, though.
      that sounds incredible! I hope you have an enjoyable time

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Salinator View Post

        Thank you for the reply. You'll get no debate from me. I just like to absorb and learn all that I can from others' experiences and tribulations.
        I didn't mean debate on the forum. I meant I promised my wife not to debate with what the guide might say that might not gibe with my experience there or the research I've done on the 1960-70 era on LZ Professional. But I will cheerfully offer him information from my perspective. Maybe my worries are for nothing, but I'm thinking about things such as inflated casualty figures, etc.
        No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends John 15:13

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