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Podcast: Vietnam veteran Howard Goldin, of Rockland, talks about returning to Vietnam


For this week’s podcast, I checked in with Howard Goldin, a Vietnam veteran and Spring Valley Rotary Club member who helped organize the humanitarian trip to Vietnam that my father and I joined up with last November.


Howard just got back from another return to Vietnam – his fourth time in the last three years – and talked to me about what he gets out of these journeys, both as a veteran seeking closure and as a Rotarian engaged in charitable projects. (Here’s a picture of him with Dien, an 18-year-old orphan he and his wife Doris are sponsoring to go to vocational school for the next two years.)

To hear the podcast, click on the audio link below or download it by clicking on the iTunes button next to the comments link at the bottom of this post.


This entry was posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 4:00 am by Nicole Neroulias. | | iTunes
Category: kids without borders, podcast, Return to Vietnam, rockland county, Rotary Club, spring valley rotary, vietnam veteran


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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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