The Captain Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 of Knoxville, TN organized a trip to Vietnam in late January.
Twenty-four Vietnam War veterans took part in the trip, along with local news anchor John Becker.
Why the trip? “Their reasons vary widely,” Becker said. “Some hope it helps soothe PTSD. Others want to see the same cities and jungles they did as a teenager. They are curious about how a communist country is merging that philosophy with capitalism. And some are making a return trip in honor of friends and relatives who served.”