Monday, June 27, 2016

Dr Tom Dooley at Thanksgiving 1956 in Vang Vieng, Laos

60 years ago, Dr. Tom Dooley and his team began a philanthropic effort to set up their first hospital in Laos, which was completed in 1956. He and his assistants shot a video of their work in Vang Vieng to show Americans the positive work they were doing to encourage donations and additional foreign aid to help Lao development.

He chronicled much of his experience in Southeast Asia in his books "Deliver Us from Evil," "The Edge of Tomorrow," and "The Night They Burned the Mountain."

For historical context, this is two years after the battle of Dien Bien Phu and Laos gaining independence and recognition from the United Nations.


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