Sunday 22 January 2017

Vietnam veteran meets taxi driver

Published 19/02/2010 | 05:00

Racism thrives in every country. I hear it's much less of a problem in the Arctic.

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I am a white Irish-American who moved to Ireland with my family in 1997. Within my first year I got into a taxi, and noticed the driver looking at me. I'm a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran, and were it not for superior instincts and awareness I would have been dead on a jungle ridge in the A Shau valley in 1969.

At one point, the driver asked me: "Are you a Nazi?"

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