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From the Wausau Daily Herald: “Bomb removal activist joins forces with seventh-grader”

June 18, 2011
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From the Wausau Daily Herald: “Bomb removal activist joins forces with seventh-grader”

KRONENWETTER — Jim Harris’ career has taken an unlikely trajectory and has now come full circle. Since retiring as principal of Weston Elementary School in 2003, Harris, 63, of Kronenwetter developed a nonprofit organization called We Help War Victims. He and a crew he hires spend three months of the year finding and disposing...
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Vietnam Magazine: Students Sell ‘Lollies For Laos’

June 1, 2010
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Sixth grade students in Wausau, Wisconsin, who are learning about the Vietnam War in the classroom, have begun a project they hope will help protect kids their age in Laos from injury or death resulting from bombs dropped on their homeland some four decades ago. Sue Thompson, a teacher at D.C. Everest Middle School...
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Boston Globe – “Among the poorest, a lesser known scourge.”

February 26, 2009
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In Laos, visiting medical teams help victims of a disfiguring disease. Walter Kopek, a resident of Stoneham and Bangkok and semi- retired from the business world, travels frequently to Laos in his work for a charity, Mines Victims and Clearance Trust. He visited Laos recently concerning efforts to clear unexploded ordnance. By Walter Kopek...
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In These Times – “Ban The Cluster Bomb”

December 1, 2008
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More than 100 countries have agreed to stop using them. Guess which one hasn’t. By BRIAN COOK In late 2001, Soraj Ghulam Habib, a 10-year-old boy living in Herat Province in western Afghanistan, was walking home from a picnic with his cousin and some friends when he noticed a yellow canister.  Because its color...
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Milwaukee Magazine: The Insider, “Bombs Away”

December 1, 2008
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A retired Wisconsin principal now digs for explosives. Jim Harris crouches on one mud-stained knee, gingerly probing the dirt around a fist-sized bomb. A boy found it while digging for insects in the southern Laotian village of Phonephanpek.  Harris is calm, but concerned. The hour is late, the sun painting everything ochre. “I hate...
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Gourmet Magazine – “Danger Fields”

June 9, 2008
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Farming in the developing world is never an easy occupation, but for farmers in Laos there is a particularly grave complication. Click here for full text.
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Heifer International: World Ark – “Heros of Humanity”

November 30, 2007
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November/December 2007 We asked you to nominate your “Heroes of Humanity,” and you answered..  Below are a few of the dozens of letters and emails we received. Click here for full text.
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“U.S. To Hike Aid To Remove Laos Bombs”

December 27, 2004
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Three decades after the end of the Vietnam War, the United States is increasing aid to help remove unexploded ordnance that continues to kill people in the former war zone, especially in Laos where 2 million tons of bombs were dropped. Click here for full text.
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Washington Post – “U.S. Boosts Aid for Bomb Removal in Laos”

30 Years After End of Vietnam War, Unexploded Ordnance Maims and Kills Click here for full text.
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