Gifts from a once-captive doctor
The Reporter's Notebook
Last updated 7/10/2019 at 10:15am
Sometimes new friends can result in strange gifts.
I was in Vietnam just after the Tet offensive in 1968, partially to pry about the war and to visit parents of students I had met at the University of Washington.
I had visited one set of parents two days earlier, only to have them come to the hotel I was staying in to ask me to come to their house that evening. They said they had someone they w...