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An American volunteer at a Vietnamese orphanage

November
10

The Rotary Club group visiting the Go Vap Orphanage with us in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday included Jennifer Weaver, a 22-year-old recent Lewis & Clark College graduate who has decided to stay on until the end of the year, while her parents and the rest of the group return to Seattle.

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Jennifer will live with the orphanage’s director and work with the disabled babies and children. Click here to watch the YouTube video I’ve made of her story. (I’m having trouble uploading videos directly to this blog right now.)

This entry was posted on Saturday, November 10th, 2007 at 12:00 pm by Nicole Neroulias. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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  1. Return to Vietnam » Blog Archive » First Vietnam, now Rockland: VVA gives out toys to needy kids

    [...] medical devices, vitamins, clothing and school supplies our group collected and distributed to orphanages, schools and villages last month, but of course it was the gifts of Beanie Babies, yo-yos, [...]

  2. Return to Vietnam » Blog Archive » Jennifer Weaver’s return from Vietnam

    [...] recently heard from Jennifer Weaver, the 22-year-old woman who had decided to stay on as a volunteer at the Go Vap Orphanage in Ho Chi [...]

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"Return to Vietnam" chronicles the journey of Col. Andonios Neroulias USA (Ret.) of Briarcliff Manor, NY, joined by his daughter, staff writer Nicole Neroulias, to the country he fought in 40 years ago. They are traveling with Vietnam veterans and Rotarians from Rockland County and other parts of the country. Check this blog for daily posts, photos, recordings and slideshows about their experiences.
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Nicole and Andonios Neroulias

Nicole Neroulias grew up in Briarcliff Manor, NY, and graduated from Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has covered religion and city news in Cyprus, Connecticut and California, where she earned several fellowships and prizes, including a national Religion Newswriters Association award. She joined The Journal News in early 2007 and also teaches journalism at Columbia.

Col. Andonios Neroulias emigrated from Greece in 1956 and was commissioned an officer through the ROTC program of the City College of NY. From 1967-68, he served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry (Tropic Lightning) Division, whose main base was in Cu Chi, known for its intricate Viet Cong tunnels. Among his military awards are the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve and lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
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