A (relatively) happy birthday during the Vietnam War
My father and I are on our way to Vietnam, where we will be meeting later this week with Ed Frank, of Congers, and his group of Rockland County veterans and Rotary Club members on a humanitarian tour of the country. (I wrote this blog post from the airport, setting it to upload while I’m flying. Ah, modern technology!)
Before his group left last week, Ed showed me photos from his 1968-69 Navy service in Vietnam. This one stuck out – it shows the sticky young sailor on board Tango boat 49 in the Mekong Delta, holding the chocolate cake Mom had lovingly shipped over for his 21st birthday.
Click the audio link below to hear Ed’s version of the story.