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Thank You for Flying Spook Air

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

Review of Air America, a book not by any means to be confused with the film by the same name. By the author of The Ravens.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Literature | 20th Century History

Stories from the Wounded Shangri-La

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

When John F. Kennedy announced American military involvement in Laos he mispronounced the name as "Lay-os". He believed that the public could not bear the thought of the mighty US military taking on a...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Literature

The Last of the Free

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

During the Vietnam War, the Hmong of Laos had the dubious distinction of being at the very bottom of that conflict's pecking order. They constitute a particularly revealing example of an ethnic group...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Literature | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

Sex, Lies and B-52s

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

* * * * * "There are no fighter pilots down in hell The place is full of queers, navigators, bombardiers, But there are no fighter pilots down in hell." --from The Ravens As long as the dull jingoist...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Literature | War & Conflict

Portrait of an Anti-hero

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

Review of Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato , Broadway Books, 1999.

Destinations: India | Ho Chi Minh City | Burma | Vientiane | Laos | Vietnam | Yangon | New Delhi
Topics: Literature | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
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