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written by Mary Klepper In December, I made a pilgrimage to Kanchanaburi, Thailand, a site made famous by the 1957 David Lean classic, The Bridge...
written by Todd DePastino Happy 95th Birthday to Popeye, one of the few Americans to serve in four branches of service (Merchant Marine, Coast Guard,...
written by Todd DePastino, with special thanks to Mary Klepper A professor of mine once said statistics are useful not as answers to questions but...
In conjunction with the release of the highly-anticipated Apple TV+ series, Masters of the Air, VBC historian host Glenn Flickinger has created a 10-part livestream...
written by Todd DePastino Our last full day in Vietnam was a free one in Ho Chi Minh City. Since our hotel is located in...
written by Todd DePastino Today, we head to enemy country, 35 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City to a place once known as the...
written by Todd DePastino We often say there was no one Vietnam War. There were many. A unique version of the war was fought in...
written by Todd DePastino Officially, it’s Ho Chi Minh City. But no one calls it that. For residents and most Americans, it remains Saigon, the...
written by Todd DePastino A quick poll of our travelers at the end of Day 7 was almost unanimous: they wanted more time in Danang....
written by Todd DePastino Back in the 1980s, Mt. Lebanon High School, south of Pittsburgh, had a great mound of landfill in the rear we...
written by Todd DePastino The Demilitarized Zone–the DMZ–stretched across the narrow waist of Vietnam, 30 km north of Hue City, cutting the country into two...
written by Todd DePastino Our attention turned once again to the American War when we toured Hue on Day 4 of our trip. Hue burst...