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RSS FeedsNew Effort to Honor Khmer Krom Fighters Allied With US in Vietnam War
(WorldNews Asia)


17 september 2017 00:17:33

New Effort to Honor Khmer Krom Fighters Allied With US in Vietnam War
(WorldNews Asia)

Fifty years ago, U.S. Army Captain Steve Yedinak returned home from Vietnam believing that he had led covert operations that contributed significantly to the U.S. efforts to counter communist infiltration from the North into South Vietnam. Yedinak, now 77, left behind more than 200 local troops who had fought alongside U.S. forces. Ethnic Cambodians living in South Vietnam, the Khmer Krom of Task Force 957, Mobile Guerrilla Force (MGF), were `fun to be with,` he recalls, `and they were vicious.` They weren´t a well-known force, during or after the war, and for years Yedinak has worked to obtain recognition for the Khmer Krom fighters´ contribution to the U.S. war effort. To that end, he...
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