The Vietnam Healing Foundation

I worked Iraqi issues in most phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and often wondered what occurred to some of the Iraqi folks who were helpful to coalition forces. It is a question that can be asked about many of our conflicts, especially Vietnam. Bruce, over at Maggie’s Farm, has a touching synopsis by a Vietnamese vet named Del:

I am humbled to have as a good friend Del Vecchio. He writes in hopes you’ll read and give. The Vietnam Healing Foundation gets needed prothetics, food and money to the wounded soldiers, sailors and airmen of South Vietnam, who are still maltreated by the conquerors from the North. If you haven’t blown it all on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please give:

Here is this year’s appeal from Vietnam Healing Foundation.

As many of you know, all our people here are volunteers, the only
overhead we have is the cost of getting funds to Viet Nam and distributed
to the needy there. That adds up to at most 4% of our total budget. For
every $10 in contributions, $9.60 winds up in the hands of someone
needing to buy rice or pay for medical expenses. The people we support
are all badly crippled from war wounds, and living only one level above
street people, facing still the discrimination that Hanoi put into law in
1975 to penalize them, their children, and grandchildren. . .

Please go to the link to read the rest. And consider supporting this very important cause.

2 thoughts on “The Vietnam Healing Foundation

  1. The 1975 law has to be repealed now.

    My feelings towards the toothless UN are pretty well known; however, the UN does have an excellent ‘diplomatic’ system in operation in Vietnam, which can apply pressure in the right quarter. In effect the UN acts as the backbone for the 100% Socialist Government. (Barry may have some thing in common with them)?

    I digress, sorry!

    For those unaware of the UNDP (United Nations Development Program); the following link for your edification (you may have to hit the ‘English’ button on the top right to convert from Tieng Viet).

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=un%20in%20vietnam&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CEQQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.undp.org.vn%2F&ei=9hi1ULCnCrKN4gSCt4GYCQ&usg=AFQjCNFBVwor7mwMbCROPaHZOZTDRbevGw

    I do believe that any person that has assisted in past conflict from a foreign land deserves to be remembered and assisted.

    There are those of us over here that brought shame to our Government of the day (the socialist Labour Government), in forcing them to remember the Ghurkha’s of Nepal, who stepped forward when our country was in need. Indeed they serve with dignity, honour and courage to this day for the Union Flag.

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=joanne%20lumley%20fights%20and%20wins%20for%20the%20gurkhas&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuknews%2Fdefence%2F7175074%2FJoanna-Lumley-re-opens-Gurkha-battle.html&ei=dBy1ULjkDcjR0QX4ooHwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGSqIFBRi2wfOjU9TWnDowwxSN8Tw

    Just recently we again had to remind those in power that recent wars have produced ‘conflict migrants’ such as interpreters, who along with their families are now being murdered for acting alongside our own forces. Our voice has been heard, and I will stand up each and every time to give assistance wherever possible.

    I would urge those that can give, to do so, even if it is only moral support.

    Yours Aye.

  2. I agree, the 1975 law should be repealed. Very interesting info about the United Nations Development Program. I am usually down on them. Glad to see they are mildly effective.

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