This week marks 50 years since the U.S landed in North Vietnam. The war, which left more than a million casualties and painful memories among veterans, is now being honored in a different light.
American veterans of the Vietnam War have headed back to Vietnam to help fight for something positive. Several veterans say down for an interview to talk about the stability they hope to help established in Vietnam. The country suffered greatly after being completely ravaged by the war, and even five decades later, current generations still feel the war's effects.
Now, the veterans have returned to work with the Vietnamese to help, not hurt, the country. Much of their work has been with NGOs that help Agent Orange victims. Agent Orange was a defoliant used during the war, which has toxins that are believed to have led to a variety of cancers and birth defects in new generations.
All the work these veterans are doing are in order to give back and repair the damage that has been done. Although the war was 50 years ago, it's not too late to make a positive difference.