Never give up: Franklin native survived years of torture in Vietnam POW camp
Just west of the town of Franklin, along a winding back road heading into the mountains surrounding Wayah Bald, sits a picturesque old farmhouse across the street from a babbling stream. Sitting on the porch of that farmhouse one recent afternoon, gazing out over the free-flowing, peaceful waters, is Tom McNish.
The fog of war: Vietnam vet reflects on service, new documentary
You could see it in his eyes.
Sitting across from James “Jim” Joyce in his office in downtown Waynesville, his direct eye contact, and even more direct answers to questions, alludes to a man who has seen as much destruction as creation.
The Wait of War
It is known by many names.
Some call it the Second Indochina War. Some call it the Resistance War. Some call it the American War.
New book recounts priest’s journey to freedom
Persuading Father Tien Duong to tell his story was a hard sell. It had all the right ingredients: a Catholic priest who grew up in the hardship of Communist Vietnam and who escaped to the U.S. in a dangerously crowded fishing boat clinging only to his faith.