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Police disrupt gathering of disabled Vietnam veterans

DA NANG (UCAN): Officials and police in central Vietnam intervened to stop an annual gathering of more than 260 of veterans of the Vietnam War with disabilities on January 23. 
 
The former soldiers, who fought for South Vietnam over four decades ago, came from five central provinces with many taking buses and arriving hours after midnight.
 

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Not quite the heroes

HO CHI MINH (AsiaNews): About a hundred former soldiers of the Republic of Vietnam were welcomed on September 13 at the House of Peace and Justice run by the Redemptorists in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for a day of free medical services.

Organised in collaboration with local Buddhist monks, the initiative began some years ago. This year, the priests have provided the service on 11 such days.

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