17 May '18, 10am

Veterans to Return Stolen Buddha Statue to Vietnam & Look for Lost Comrade

Veterans to Return Stolen Buddha Statue to Vietnam & Look for Lost Comrade

Of all the death and destruction the Marines trudged through daily for months during the Vietnam War, one comparatively small act of violence -- a stolen Buddha statue from an impoverished village in Vietnam -- has remained a defining moment for four veterans. Fifty years later, they are going back to southeast Asia to return it. Before they leave later this month, they're trying to find a lost comrade who was there with them on April 7, 1968 when the statue was stolen from a shrine in Bo Ban. They want to return it together. The veterans -- Julio "Marty" Martinez, Mike Duerr, Clem Edwards and Bill McMyler -- will fly out of Los Angeles on May 28. They're trying to find Al Lopez, who was living in Fresno before heading to the war. "We saw a lot of things," Martinez said of the Vietnam War. "We hurt a lot of people, and those same people hurt a lot of our people. All we are...

Full article: https://www.military.com/off-duty/2018/05/16/veterans-ret...

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