Mike Stokes writes via Email:
It’s been 45 years since we were invited to celebrate the lunar new year in Kontum Vietnam. It was not a celebration any of us wish to repeat but it was an event which brought all of us closer together.
None of us will forget what we experienced that February of 1968 and the things we witnessed. Each of us carries a different emotion for what we were asked to do during our tours and I know many still carry deep scars.
My prayer for this New Year is that each of us will be able to separate a little further from trauma and pain. I pray we can each share our experiences of that time with those around us so that can help us unburden.
I thank all of you for your friendship