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Return to Vietnam

A veteran, his daughter, their journey

Once more, with feeling

December
28

Edited 4/15: Based on a lot of feedback we’ve gotten from readers just discovering this blog, I’ve now formatted it so that all the entries are on this page; no need to click “Previous Entries” anymore – just keep scrolling down to read the whole thing.

Edited 2/18: We’ve just launched a permanent veterans affairs blog, “At Ease!” Click here to visit it.

I wanted to wrap up this blog with one last slideshow, more or less summarizing our father-daughter, veteran-journalist return to Vietnam last month.

I’d like to keep covering military and veterans issues, so keep an eye on LoHud.com next year for a permanent blog. In the meantime, Return to Vietnam will remain online, so you can keep posting comments or sending in suggestions for future coverage. Readers can also revisit The Journal News editorial and six stories about our journey by clicking on the headlines listed under the Links menu on the right-hand side of this screen as you scroll down through the previous entries.

Thanks for following along.

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This entry was posted on Friday, December 28th, 2007 at 4:09 pm by Nicole Neroulias. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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One Response to “Once more, with feeling”

  1. LindaMcCarthy

    I was drawn to a LOT of what you describe in your recent posts. But two funny/odd things resonated with me—One is the P-38. My husband still has his (!) The other is the contrast of coming home 40 years ago, and coming home ‘today’. My husband made it home after a hellacious tour of duty in 1970 (inducted in May of 68 and spent one year as infantry in country). To this day, the memory of returning home in 1970 is still so fresh. So after 40+ years he wrote a manual on How to Take Care of Your Veteran – self-published on Amazon. It’s as approprieate today as it would have been then. God bless you and your father.

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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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