Vietnam: Australian veteran visits young victim of war-era shell

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An Australian veteran has givien VND1 million to a young girl from Dong Nai province who was badly injured when a wartime artillery shell exploded, killing her parents last week.

John Papadopoulos, who is on holiday in Vietnam, has promised to visit 13-year-old Truong Thi Nga again and do anything else she requested.
Papadopoulos read about her in Thanh Nien Daily last week and came to the newspaper’s office in Ho Chi Minh City to find the address of the hospital where Nga is being treated.

With Thanh Nien’s help, he visited Children’s Hospital No 1.

He said he was a conscript and served in the Vietnam War from 1969-1970.

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