Sitka Resident Assisting Victims of Vietnam-Era Bombs in Laos

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

A Sitka resident has taken a lead role in the effort to reduce the threat of unexploded ordinance in one of the most heavily-bombed countries in the world. Mark Gorman was vice-president of Community Health for the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium until his retirement last September. He’s now the country director for a non-governmental agency in Laos working to assist victims injured by the literally millions of unexploded bombs remaining in that country from the Vietnam era.

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