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U.S. SHOULD HELP VIETNAM IN WAKE OF DEADLY FLOODS

I recently read in The News about the deadly floods in Vietnam. With over 100 people dead and more than 1 million left homeless, it would seem like a great opportunity for America to provide some aid. This country is still recovering from last month's floods, which killed 592 people and caused $235 million damage.

As a Vietnam veteran, I feel no hostility toward my former enemy. We are a land of great wealth and the record shows that we're always ready to lend a hand. The other issue here is that of the POWs and MIAs. If we are ever to get full cooperation from those lands that our soldiers never returned from, we need to be just as aggressive with our acts of peace as we were with our commitment to death and destruction.

RALPH SIRIANNI

Tonawanda

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