I returned to Vietnam in 1989, six years
before the U.S.
and Vietnam normalized diplomatic relations. I made all my travel arrangements through a Canadian Travel
Agency. At first, the Vietnamese refused my request to visit Phan Thiet, but
relented. The day I arrived
in Phan Thiet a Communist official told me I was
the first American war veteran to return there since the end of
With children who followed me
With VC vet at Tunnels of Cu
With boy and his buffalo
By map of the Tunnels of Cu
Boy on his buffalo
My guides show villagers
photos of the houses I was trying to find.
Riding ox cart
Ho Chi Minh City
Children on porch
Phan Thiet River and Tower
Goats in front of my hotel in Phan
Thiet. Today there's a golf course nearby.