Southeast Asia POW/MIA Accounting Oversight Visit
A series of photos from a trip by Jack Kull
While in Southeast Asia for a POW/MIA accounting oversight visit in May, I had a down day in Vientiane, Laos, and took advantage of the time to visit the Lao military museum (aka the "Army Museum").
An interesting museum in its own right, much in line with similar museums in Vietnam, and like those in Vietnam, in need of repair and upgrade and certainly not on a par with any museums in England or the U.S. The exhibit descriptions are in Lao with limited English subtitles. The English subtitle descriptions leave much to be desired, but only in a few cases was I unable to discern the message of the exhibit.
Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed inside the museum (for whatever reason, I don't know), so I was unable to capture a very interesting 1:1 scale diorama exhibit of a portion to the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The truly interesting -- and yes, unpleasant -- exhibits, those of destroyed and captured American equipment, were outside behind the museum. Had I not noticed an open rear door and stuck my head out, I would have missed them. The pieces of American equipment had no description plaques.