Thursday, January 6, 2011

Flying into Ho Chi Minh

Sunset,  South China Sea - 3/1/2011
Today I visited the War Crimes Museum in Saigon. The official name was changed to the War Remnants Museum after lobbying and cash from the US. The original name fits best. I had flash-backs to 1972, as a Natio at the Jungle Training Camp at Canungra. I'd been telling myself for 40 years those stories can't be true, they were trying to shock us. The returned Regs were traumatised alright, not just from what they'd seen but from what they'd done in 'Nam. They needed to share their demons. Now I think their stories were tame; maybe censored to protect us young Natios.

1 comment:

  1. yes, read the book on Mai Lai massacre - totally chilling and to think how many times it happened...