Thursday, June 9, 2016

Virtual trip to Ethiopia for an hour?; a Vietnam combat vet recalls what it was like to fight there, and has the scars to show for it

Interesting day in Old Town Alexandria, VA (not Egypt).

On a circulator bus, a Vietnam era veteran talks about jump training at Ft. Benning GA and then actual combat in Vietnam, resulting in shrapnel scars on arms and legs. I recall from BCT stories that infantry went on patrol every third night.

Then I got to the St. George Interior Decoration and Art Gallery of Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, supplement of Alexandria VA, on Alfred St.

I wound up at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on the Alexandria Waterfront, which had a small portion of the Ethiopia exhibit, second Thursday exhibit.
Wikipedia attribution link for picture, San Effron, of Addis Ababa city center, near St George museum there, CCSA 2.0.

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