The war never quite ends in Vietnam — all across the country, thousands of unexploded bombs and grenades are still buried in the ground.
At least 38,000 people have been killed by leftover explosives since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.
Worldfocus special correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer venture into the fields of Quang Tri to explore a deadly legacy of war.
Below, read commentary from bloggers and information from organizations working to safely clear Vietnamese lands.
Watch a slideshow about the situation in Quang Tri, “Responding to the Tet Offensive Legacy,” from the humanitarian Mines Advisory Group (MAG), which works to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO).
The organization also writes about a young Vietnamese man who is working with them to dispose of UXOs after his brother was injured by an explosive.
American blogger “Mike Richards” visits the demilitarized zone in Vietnam, where his cousin was killed during the war. He describes running across mortars and parts of a rocket launcher.
Blogger “seetch” ventures to Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels, writing that the Vietnamese are moving on but also educating children about the war through the use of historic sites like the tunnels.
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