Vietnam, Long Time Coming

1hr 55min | 1998
In 1998, World T.E.A.M. Sports (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) organized a 16-day, 1,200 mile bicycle ride through once war-torn Vietnam. Able-bodied and disabled veterans, from the U.S. and Vietnam, travel across a landscape where they once killed to stay alive. The former enemies ride as one team, joined by well-known rider Greg LaMonde and Senator John Kerry, in an emotional journey of peace, reconciliation, and athletic achievement. The biggest handicaps turn out to be the ghosts of the past, with their nagging reminders of conflict, injury and loss.

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Topics: Bikes, Veterans, Disabled, Vietnam, War, Extreme, Travel, Voyage, Military, Vietnam War, Bicycle, Memories, Reconciliation, Vietnam Vet
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Donald Ross
Donald Ross
October 3, 2013
D
Tim Horsburgh
Tim Horsburgh
June 10, 2013
A+
Randall Underwood
Randall Underwood
April 30, 2013
as a former medic in VietNam, I salute all these folks. I was there in 1972. I laughed and cried while I watched this video.....but it felt good to see both sides helping each other. Why was the war fought in the first place? Why couldn't they just fast forward , instead of fighting and killing one another? keep smiling. ----olehippy13
Pete Lipman
Pete Lipman
August 11, 2012
I missed this "asian" vacation by 13 years; thank God. I was too young!
Jeanne Boardman
Jeanne Boardman
June 5, 2012
This is a powerful story about human courage. Vietnamese and U.S. veterans of the VietNam war take a 16 day bike ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City to remember, heal, forgive and grow.
Randy Hamlin
Randy Hamlin
April 15, 2012
I'm Proud.. I cried.. I laughed.. I released.. thanks to the team that put this together and all who participated. thanks for sharing this with the world.. Combat wounded, Viet Nam, USMC... photo journalist for Connected Warriors.Org Free Yoga Program for active, discharged vets & their families to assist with the healing of PTSD & TBI...
Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee
February 8, 2012
I feel that any opinions I have on the Vietnam, American war are based on what history tells me and what I see in the people that live there. After have lived in Hanoi for a year I feel the people have genuine forgiveness and a looking toward the future. Working with those who are still effected by 3 generation of agent oranges I see a need to address or should I say re-address an issue. Agent orange is not just a part of history but is something that still effect people. To dates its now been 3 generations but no one know how many more. http://www.facebook.com/MakeAgentOrangeHistory?ref=ts
Robert Brummell
Robert Brummell
December 12, 2011
I was in Vietnam in 1968 2yrs after my cousin George Brummell, when I return I was a label as a baby killer from my country. so it was hard for me, so I went back in 1969 tobe on the front line.i saw death on both sides, for what a promise someone agree to do for politics, i agree it was a sacrafice for all comrades in arms and their families.
Angel Aponte
Angel Aponte
October 7, 2011
Vietnam and Iraq are probably the two most unfortunate wars to have been entered to and fought by my country for my generation. as a Vietnam service connected disabled Veteran I feel that in the end too many American soldiers lost their lives health and limbs, and too many families lost loved ones, their dads, brothers and fathers for a war that was not worth our sacrafices. I hope our leaders, in the future, take a serious look at why we should continue to "try to be the policemen of an unappreciative world", and that they need to study very hard the real reasons we should ever put one american lives in danger on any land war again. we gained nothing in vietnam and lost too much. same in iraq.