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PRESS RELEASE: Legacies of War Announces Planned Leadership Transition Search Begins for New Executive Director

Posted: Mar 4, 2019

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Newsletter: A BAAN to Call Home

Posted: Sep 28, 2021

Top to bottom left: Troy’s maternal Grandmother’s funeral in the 80s sent by relatives in Laos, Troy’s family in Arkansas during the 80s including a family road trip, picnic, and reunion.  From the pen and camera of Troy Sayakumane, Founder of BAAN My story begins in a Thai refugee camp in 1976, where I was […]

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Fred Branfman: As I knew Him

Posted: Aug 27, 2021

From the desk and camera of Sally Benson   In February 1967, I was on a train to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia to prepare for work with the International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Laos and Vietnam.   Wandering into the snack car, I found a tall, brooding man holding his head in his hands, a […]

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Make LAAB, Not War!

Posted: Aug 5, 2021

Laab Gai made by Chef Saeng with added fried crispy chicken skin to garnish.  (Los Angeles, CA 2019) It was a foggy morning in Luang Prabang. Mist was floating above the Mekong, animals were rusling in the palm trees, and monks were making their last turn around the block. I left my hotel room to […]

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Midsummer Memories: Retracing our Steps in Laos

Posted: Jun 23, 2021

Sunset over Pakse, Laos, 2011 From the desk and camera of Dave Claycomb, Legacies of War Board Member  I first traveled to Laos in the mid-1990’s, crossing the Mekong River to Huay Xai at Chiangkhong, Thailand, to renew my Thai Tourist Visa for another 30 days. I spent a few hours there exploring the little […]

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Newsletter: The Most Secret Place on Earth Revisited

Posted: Mar 22, 2021

The Most Secret Place on Earth Revisited– A Trip into the CIA’s Covert War in Laos by Marc Eberle   We met before sunrise, just Richy, the cameraman, myself and Sousath, my Lao contact. We’d only packed the most essential gear to film, loaded everything in the car and set off. Our destination: the former CIA […]

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Children and Bombs: Horrific Story from Laos

Posted: Feb 24, 2021

Dear Friends, Tragically, earlier this month five children discovered that even 45 years after the war, these lethal bombs can still be found almost anywhere. On February 4th, 2021, in Vientiane Province, five children were walking home from school laughing and playing along the way. One spotted something that resembled a set of toy balls […]

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Newsletter: Happy Mien New Year!

Posted: Feb 5, 2021

From the desk and camera of Sirena Yang, Singer, Actress, and Model. When I was a child, I was sometimes embarrassed to be Asian. Of all ethnicities on Earth that I could be, I’m Iu Mien, an ethnic group so small in America that rarely anyone I’ve ever encountered in my life is aware of, […]

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Legacies of War Special Report: Lighting New Legacies

Posted: Jan 7, 2021

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