April 5th, 2017:
If you keep up with me on Instagram you’ll know I am in Vietnam at the moment working with a few different NGO’s here. I’m about 80% done with 3 weeks here, so I figured I should be responsible and bring some updates to the blog.
I spent about a week in central Vietnam in the Quang Tri region and one of the days I was with PeaceTrees and followed along on their Explosive Ordnance Disposal projects. PeaceTree employs 40 people who work on various teams which have Leaders, Medics, Drivers and Deminers/Disposal. They’ve been working in EOD for 4 years and work in the Huong Hoa and Dakrong Districts of central Vietnam.
Spending a day with these men who risk their lives to clean up the remnants of a 50 year old war and meeting people who have last limbs to left over munitions was a heart wrenching experience; I witnessed the best of humanity cleaning up after the worst choices of our species.