Quite a few of my readers are Vietnam Vetrans who served in Ubon Ratchathani at some stage during the war. Some of them have supplied me with old photos and videos which has been wonderful to see and share.
I just received this email from a vet who now lives in Ubon and I thought I should share it and encourage others to pass it around.
My name is Ern Marshall and I run the web site listed below. I‚m on a sort of a mission. I’m trying to save all the slides that are slowly decaying in drawers and cases owned by Vietnam Veterans.
This is my proposal, you send me your slides, pictures or even your own story, whatever and I’ll put them on CD for you. This will be done at no cost to yourself.
All I ask is your permission to put them up on the web page for everybody to share.
You can see what I’m doing at the URL below
So far I have collected over 12,000 slides that otherwise would have been lost. Slides WILL decay after a period of time, become useless, and part of our history is gone forever.
Also there are many, many stories left untold. I have collected hundreds of stories from Diggers and they are so different from the „official version‰, these stories are important these are the real stories from the Diggers who where there!
Wouldn’t it be great for you grandkids to see your story on the Web?
I would put these stories on the web site so that everybody can share them.
The Web Site is archived every year by the National Library of Canberra. This means that nothing will be lost no matter what happens.
I hope that you will take part and also tell you mates of the free service I am providing.
Just email me and we can work out the details firstname.lastname@example.org