Last week Patti Patterson let the reunion committee know that plans are proceeding to build a 35,000 square foot Education Center near the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. The organizers are attempting to put a face on all of 58,000 names on the Wall by collecting photos. Patti digitized Rick Larson’s yearbook photo and emailed it Janna Hoelin at email@example.com If you have a higher resolution photo of Rick please send it to Janna. If you have any memories of Rick you would like to share please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Are any of our other classmate of ours on the Wall? Let us know.
One thing that has really surprised me about Vietnam after the war has been the slow, small, steady re-invasion of Vietnam by unmarried American men my age. The first time I heard about it was from a surfer in Costa Rica named Duncan. He moved to Hanoi in the late 1990s to join his brother. In 2010 my sister put me in touch with Phil (aka Randy) Slocum from the class of 1967 who moved to Vietnam about 2004. This is a picture of Randy and at Randy’s Book Xchange, which began as a hobby he started in one of his bedrooms. He lives further south in Hon An which has some nice beaches. If you want to get in touch with Phil he’s on Facebook, his email is Randy@bookshoian.com
|Phil Slocum in Hoi An Vietnam|