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A veteran, his daughter, their journey

Bringing smiles to the Go Vap Orphanage

November
10

We visited the Go Vap Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, tagging along with Son Michael Pham and his group of Seattle Rotary Club members on their humanitarian trip to deliver clothing, medicine, school supplies and treats for the children.

This little girl, Hien, stole my father’s heart.

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I’m having trouble uploading videos to this blog from here, but in the meantime, click on this YouTube link to watch a scene from the orphanage.

This entry was posted on Saturday, November 10th, 2007 at 1:41 am by Nicole Neroulias. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: go vap orphanage, Rotary Club, Vietnam veterans, Vietnam veterans

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    [...] The group of Seattle Rotarians we met earlier in our trip, led by Son Michael Pham of Kids Without Borders, also found some hopeful improvements in the efforts to prevent and treat AIDS in Vietnam. The group gave lots of beanie babies to infected children, and Pham said: [...]

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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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