The shrine is not meant to replicate the shrine to Our Lady of La Vang in the village of La Vang, in Quang Tri province
of Vietnam, said Aaron Torrence, the shrine's architect.
Carter was a Marine private first class serving as a radio operator with H Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, in Vietnam's violent Quang Tri province
The missing people are from Thanh Hoa, Son La, Hoa Binh, central Quang Tri province
and northern Yen Bai province.
As things turned out, very little construction was accomplished, because of heavy NVA attacks throughout northern Quang Tri province
beginning in September and continuing through the Tet Offensive in early 1968.
intelligence reported heavy North Vietnamese Army infiltration from Laos and across the demilitarized zone into Quang Tri Province
. Only the South Vietnamese 1st Division and a single U.S.
2 when it was bound for Quang Tri province
in central Vietnam.
The decision to build the Buddha statue was taken by the Peoples Committee of Quang Tri Province
to commemorate the dead on both sides of the conflict.
By lunchtime on Sunday the typhoon had swept across Vietnam's Con Co island, some 30 kilometres off the coast of central Quang Tri province
, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
Disaster official Le Tri Cong said more than 8,000 villagers in Quang Tri province
's coastal areas were evacuated to safe places as of Sunday night and 35,000 others from areas facing with serious flooding, landslides and flash floods are being evacuated.
The incident took place Saturday when seven men were captured by a gang in a forest in Vietnam's Quang Tri province
and take across the border, said Le Cong Dung, director of the provincial police department.
"The natural conditions of the provinces in the northern mountain regions of Vietnam is that of being capable of producing high yields and good cup quality while for instance, the Khe Sanh area of Quang Tri province
is an ideal Arabica growing area of 20,000 hectares of fertile land with basaltic soil, average temperatures from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, and total rainfall of 2,300 mm a year," said an official Vietnamese government report on the Arabica coffee development plan.