Tran Thi Dong saw wartime service in three conflicts against foreign powers. But while Dong carries a medal awarded for her service, she draws no pension. Photo: Bennett Murray

Vietnam lauds its war heroes, so why are so many fighting for recognition?

“Vietnam treats its vets like the US … They chew them up and spit them out, while waving over their heads lots of patriotic flags”

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Tran Thi Dong saw wartime service in three conflicts against foreign powers. But while Dong carries a medal awarded for her service, she draws no pension. Photo: Bennett Murray
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