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March 17, 2016 § 3 Comments
Project Renew, Unexploded Ordnance Removal, Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
Grisly, sobering and strangely beautiful.
I look at these ghostly bombs and ask myself what it would be like if the fields, forests, wetlands, urban parks, and beaches around my home in upstate New York were littered with UXO and a constant concern. What would it be like to lose limbs, freedoms, friends to these post-war vigilantes lying beneath the leaf litter, lethal to the innocent 50 years after a Cold Warrior came and went? It’s hard to imagine, but many people in Vietnam and elsewhere have no choice.
And they have no choice but to clear them – one mine at a time.
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