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This guy. This guy deserves all the medals…

This guy. This guy deserves all the medals…this is a REAL hero. This is the kind of person I want my sons to idolize. Not some athlete, or pop musician or movie star. THIS man is a real honest to God role model. God bless him and those like him.

The Plain of Jars is a significant cultural site in Laos with 1000 of stone jars scattered over the countryside.

Dad had worked for Air America Inc. as an Aircraft mechanical engineer. On this photo: spotter plane with 8 smoke rockets — in Vientiane, Laos.

intermountain aviation | N358Fof Air America in a photo session at Udorn - Photo by Judy Porter ...

Cluster bombs along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, in Attapeu Province, Laos. The pipes containing the cluster bombs have been packed with C-4 explosive, and will finally be detonated, 45 years after they were dropped.

The Plain of Jars, Laos, 500 BCE to 500 CE. Hewn stone jars vary from 1 to 3 metres over 90 sites. During the Vietnam and the Secret Wars in Cambodia and Laos, the U.S. dropped an incredible 260 million bombs on neutral Laos, more than all of World War II. Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) has killed at least 20,000 since the war, mostly children attracted to the toy-like clusters. (Archaeologists are inhibited in research, of course. rw)

February 1971, Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. In this Kent Potter photograph, an unhappy looking South Vietnamese soldier waits February 8th at Khe Sanh to be air lifted into Laos where front dispatches indicate sharp clashes between government troops and North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces. The commander of South Vietnamese forces in Laos said on February 14th that his troops are prepared to stay there until the Ho Chi Minh Trail is shattered. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Vietnam War tank discovered on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. #VietnamMemories