Wounded Vietnamese war hero


On arrival at my hotel I had the honour to meet Mr.Xuan the hotel owner and retired war veteran who sadly lost his arm during the war against the Chinese during the 1980s. I remember that time very well as I was on route by plane with the rest of the Australian and NZ parachute teams to compete in Kunming China when they diverted our plane back to Canton due to fact that the war with Vietnam had just started that day and Kunming in Southern China was under heavy attack.

Mr.Xuan was reluctant to talk about his bad experiences of his time during the war as I was sure he'd had his own way of dealing with his wounds and battle scars rather than talk about with me openly.