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Mike Kerber: A Veteran For Peace

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:34:16 CDT

Mike Kerber: A Veteran For Peace Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans working to end war. Bloomington-Normal resident Mike Kerber is a member and he's conducting a workshop at the 2013 Veterans for Peace National Convention in Madison, Wisconsin this week. He recently returned from Vietnam for a second time. The first time he was there was in 1969. He served on hilltop above the A Shau Valley as part of the an artillery unit with the 101st Airborne. The A Shau was a terminus for the North Viethamese supply route known as the Ho Chi Mihn Trail and it's flanked by the infamous Hamburger Hill and it's about 40 miles from Khe Sahn. It's also not far from the one of the fiercest battles of the war in the city of Hue, part of the 1968 Tet Offensive as reported by the CBS Evening News...


I'm MM with more of my conversation with Mike Kerber. He served in Vietnam in 1969 and 70. He returned in April with Veterans for Peace which distributed 16-thousand dollars to help deal with the effects of Agent Orange and unexploded bombs. He visted a village in the A Shau valley he over looked from a hilltop artillery position when he was there more than 40 years ago.


See photos of Kerber's stint in Vietnam and his return visit.


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