In this episode there will be an announcement about an event honoring Vietnam Veterans in Kenosha, Wisconsin coming from a story in the Kenosha News titled: Vietnam ceremony moves location. Also a story about Cam Ranh Bay found in The Korea Times titled: Bitter enemies in same boat submitted by Nam Sang-so will be featured.
First, if you are in the Kenosha, Wisconsin area (Kenosha is midway between Chicago and Milwaukee in the banks of the beautiful Lake Michigan take note. There will be an event honoring Vietnam Veterans on Friday, July 29 at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road in Kenosha starting at 9:00am. All Vietnam Veterans their family and friends are invited to attend.
The event is a part of the Department of Defense 50 Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War. It was originally planned to be held at the American Heroes Cafe inside Festival Foods but the number of people who have responded to participate forced the relocation. The heavy response is a wonderful indication the Vietnam Veterans are finally beginning to receive the gratitude and acceptance they have been anticipating for a long time.
The story retired Korean architect, Nam Sang-so, related in his opinion piece in the Korea Times offered an eye opening perspective of the Vietnamese port of Cam Ranh Bay. It was of particular interest to the podcaster because he passed through the port three times – twice while entering the country and once upon departure. Sang-so say the bay for the first time in 1965 when he was a member of an architect/engineer group working for the Department of the U.S. Navy designing a staging facility along the bay.
He pointed out how the bay has always be a point of high interest to several world powers over time including the US, China, France, Japan and Russia. In the podcast you will hear an interesting story about the Russian Navy during the Russo-Japan War.