What is the most profound event you’ve ever experienced?


My answer to What is the most profound event you've ever experienced?

Answer by Ken Larson:

Image: Control Tower at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon after the Tet Offensive – Photo by Anthony G. Borra (01 June 1968)

On a layover weather delay from Washington National Airport to Houston in 1998, I began a conversation with a fellow passenger who was also delayed.We had common interests in business and as former soldiers.

During the course of our conversation I learned he was an executive with a casino operation in the US and had immigrated in the late 70’s from Saigon.

We further established that we had been on opposite sides of the US/Vietnam conflict and had more than likely been firing our weapons at each other during the Tet Offensive in January of 1968.

He was a member of the Vietcong at the time. I was with US Army Base Development Intelligence.

We both had too many details of the battle near Tan Son Nhut Air Base for it to be any form of coincidence.

Tet Offensive

When we arrived at Houston, he bought me a meal and we became friends. We are still in touch today.


What is the most profound event you've ever experienced?


About rosecoveredglasses

2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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