By Hoang Tao July 11, 2020 | 08:08 pm GMT+7 VNexpress
Chuck Searcy (R) poses with Bui Trong Hong, National Technical Officer at Project RENEW. Photo by VnExpress/Ngo Xuan Hien.
For the past 25 years, Chuck Searcy has cleaned up explosives and helped disabled children in Quang Tri Province, a prime Vietnam War battleground.
Chuck Searcy is no stranger to the employees of Project RENEW, a Vietnamese organization that deals with unexploded ordnance left from the Vietnam War. His thin stature and silver hair are a stark contrast to his gregarious, lively persona. Traveling back and forth between Hanoi and Quang Tri Province, a major former battlefield in central Vietnam, Searcy has done all in his capacity to mend wartime wounds.