Lost my brother Nick last March to cancer, we both served, Nick was a Seabee. Wrote a story in his memory to help the daughter he left behind. Anyone interested please Google: OLONGAPO VIETNAM'S PLAYGROUND.
With deepest respect for those whose names are engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Many of them experienced joy for the last time in Olongapo.
Every day beyond 1968 is a blessing. I say a prayer daily for everyone who lost his or her lives because of the Vietnam War.
Olongapo: A Port and Barrio of Subic Municipality in the Southeast Zambales Province, Luzon, on the East Coast of Subic Bay near the Bataan Border. Vietnam is located 800 miles across the South China Sea from Olongapo.