The things they’ve carried
During the Vietnam War, an Army grunt typically carried about 60 pounds of supplies on his back. The Vietnam veterans on our trip remember every item well, ranging from the all-important Zippo lighters to the letters from home. Click on the audio link to hear Army veteran Howard Goldin, of Monsey, NY, describe what he humped around 40 years ago.
On this trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, the 14 Vietnam War veterans and the other travelers have also carried about 60 pounds of equipment, but the kind of things they’re much happier to haul around. Click on the video link below to see Howard show a small sample of what the group has been dropping off at orphanages, schools and poor villages.