We are up early and prepared for our trip. I must admit that I am excited but also afraid of what memories the trip may bring back that I had locked away since returning home from Vietnam. Mike confided he felt the same way.
With the car loaded with our backpack’s and Sherrie behind the steering wheel, we are ready for the drive to the airport for our flight from Austin, Texas to Dallas (DFW) and then on to Seoul Korea for a 14-hour trip. After a two-hour layover in Seoul, we will take the 5-hour flight to Da Nang, Vietnam.
Once we land in Da Nang at 9:30 PM, June 15, our driver will pick us up at the airport, and drive south for 20 minutes to the hotel in Hoi An. The total flight and travel time will be 24 hours. I am not looking forward to 24 hours of traveling, but excited about going back to Vietnam.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir and Soldiering After the Vietnam War.