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Bob Mullen, right, hands a picture of himself as a young platoon commander to a monk at Thien Mu Pagoda during a trip to Vietnam last month.

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Steamboat veteran travels back to Vietnam to apologize

Bob Mullen served 13 straight months in the bush as a platoon commander during the Vietnam War, and since his return to the United States in 1968, he has suffered from varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder. But 40 years later, he’s still finding ways to heal himself and other local veterans.


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