Latest Danang Stories

2008-07-04 06:00:49

By Mary Pickels, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Jul. 4--Forty years passed between Ed Mihalacki's arrival in Vietnam as a young soldier and his return last spring. This time he went in peace, in the company of a humanitarian organization working to ease the lives of the residents of the seaport city of Danang. An Army veteran who enlisted at 17 during the height of the war, Mihalacki served in Vietnam from 1968-69. Now a technology education teacher in the Hempfield Area School...

2006-10-20 14:55:00

By MARGIE MASON, AP Medical Writer DANANG, Vietnam - Lam Vu Nhat Ni perches on her father's lap, wearing hospital pajamas and squinting as she slowly counts the number of blurry fingers held just 3 feet in front of her. "Mot, hai, ba, bon," the 7-year-old whispers in Vietnamese. Born with cataracts that have progressed in the past year, Ni can see the shapes, but it's a struggle to make out all four digits. The second grader, too poor to imagine flying to Thailand or Singapore for advanced...

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