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Ron Ridenhour

Ron Ridenhour lives in New Orleans and is currently at work on a book about black rebellions in the US Army during World War Two. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.

Riding the Night Winds

Ron Ridenhour, 22 June 1995

In the days following the disastrous South Vietnamese incursion into Laos in early 1971, the people of Saigon became increasingly anxious. The ghosts of the thousands of unrecovered dead, it was said, the spirits of the men who’d gone across the Laotian border and never come back, were streaming home on the night winds, seeking answers to their fate.

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