This couple met in Vietnam as peacemakers; They'll share their wartime stories in Lancaster County

By On January 11, 2018

This couple met in Vietnam as peacemakers; They'll share their wartime stories in Lancaster County

Vietnam veterans look back with pride

In the 1960s and 1970s, Pat and Earl Martin served in Vietnam through Mennonite Central Committee. Earl, a conscientious objector, and wife Pat worked with displaced farmers and unearthed land mines.

January marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet offensive in Vietnam.

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness is recognizing the date by asking former Mennonite Central Committee workers Earl and Pat Hostetter Martin to share their stories. The couple met while working in Vietnam with refugees who had fled their homes. They later set up vocational programs, distributed food and taught English in Vietnam. When Saigon fell, Pat and their two young children left. Earl, who was a conscientious objector, stayed behind.

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Pat is from Virginia and Earl grew up in New Holland. The Martins now live in Harrisonburg, Va.

They will talk Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Grandview Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Road, Lancaster and Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 450 W. Main St., Mountville at Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness̢۪s annual meeting.

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Erin Negley

Source: Google News Vietnam | Netizen 24 Vietnam

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