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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / The 50th Anniversary: My dad and I

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Jul 14th, 2019 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

The 50th anniversaries of the Moon landing and my adventures in Vietnam were brought home today, as I looked below the front page fold of the Los Angeles Times, where two random but connected articles were featured:

On the right, the iconic photo taken by Neil Armstrong, of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, standing on the moon, July 20, 1969, "50 years after Apollo 11, legacy of lunar landing is undeniable."

While on the left side, "Vietnam's a winner in US-China trade war."

My dad was still working on the Apollo program in July of 1969, when the landing occurred, while at the same moment, I was hunkered down in the soul sucking mud of a Vietnamese ambush site, swatting mosquitoes.

Odd to think now, that he and I both looked up at that same moon, separated by thousands of miles, and vastly different enterprises, but united under the same flag.

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Jul 14th, 2019 10:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for sharing that story.

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