Once when they were young and soldiers


November 14, 2020

Phil and Vickie Wang with Patches and Midnight

by Jeff Olsen

Phil Wang has a Southern twang.

Go figure!

He hails from Greenbush.

Ordinarily, visitors from the Twin Cities assume that our local speakers are Canadians.

Speaking by phone from Georgia last Saturday, Phil, 71, remarked that he and his wife are not taking any chances getting re-infected with Covid.

Once, he had to avoid booby traps, land mines, incoming mortars, sniper fire, and the Viet Cong.

It's Covid he couldn't avoid.

"We're playing it pretty safe these days," he said, adding that he and his wife, Vickie, avoid crowds because of the pandemic.

"With 120,000 Americans get...

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