Special guests stay Lang Co
One afternoon in April, Lang Co beach is seen as special guests. Aliens dressed in white clothes, heads of mourning towels, holding roses, joined their hands in glasses according to the prayers of the monks. They came here not to swim, but to perform a sacred work.

The monk from Vinh Dien (Quang Nam) was called to celebrate the burial ritual for Jess Devaney, born on August 15, 1949, in Tucson, Arizona, in the United States, July 31, 2018, enjoy 70 years. Mrs. Marsha Devaney said he died nine months ago. After being cremated in his home town, Marsha and Jess's friends decided to bring some of his ashes to Vietnam. Marsha said Jess died suddenly, so he could not leave the will, but shortly after his death, she thought of taking him to Vietnam. "Jess has always said he loves Vietnam, for me, his children and friends, he returned to Vietnam more than 20 times, but every time he turns, he always says that he wants to stay here forever" – Mrs. Marsha Dynamic. She has followed him several times to return to her husband's country and has twice taken a break at Lang Co, where Jess liked most.


Thus, Marsha decided to bring her husband back and combine his ashes on Lang Co. "I know his soul will be happy to stay here forever." The decision of Mrs Marsha received an enthusiastic share of the veterans of Jess who was also in Vietnam. Not only that, some of the veterans' children also offered to move forward. So it is a group of 12 young and elderly, coming from many cities in the United States, silently by going to Lang Co Beach to perform a sacred work.

Stay forever with Vietnam
The monk has just completed the supernatural prayers, Marsha and Bruce Logan – the veteran of the union – keep the box containing the ashes of Jess in the sea. Marsa murmured something of farewell to Jess and the sea, then gently poured the ash. Heaven and earth like a wind The waves of the sea were frozen and then dissolved within a few minutes. The team slowly stepped out to stand around Marsha and Bruce Logan, then dropped the roses into the sea for a good prayer for the deceased. Everyone was silent, only to hear the waves like Jess's last greeting!

"Today, we have done a wonderful thing for our friend, unbelievably, in the middle of the world we have been doing Jess here to stay with Vietnam forever, but it is very love and respect!" This is shared by Eleni – husband Bruce Logan. Even if it's just your husband, but Mrs. Eleine still releases the mournful cloth on her head to mourn Jess.


Mrs. Eleine had finished talking when a young man, who also had a bearded mourning scarf, came out with a special feeling. It's Chance Chambers, son of a veteran friend Jess. The opportunity said he thought his father badly and what he did in the blood war in Vietnam. At that time, Jess often gave the opportunity to return to Vietnam, so he understood and liked his father. 

Thanks to this, Chance understood better than the country far from her hometown, but now she considered it friendly. That's why Chance decided to be with Jess on this special afternoon at Lang Co Beach.

Same flow human love

50 years ago, young soldier Jess Devaney was parked on the Khe Sanh fire brigade (Quang Tri) with Bruce Logan and Chuck Houston. Both Jess and Bruce are marines and Chuck Houston is a soldier. After the Day of Peace, Vietnam became close to their attachment. Almost every year they had a long journey back to their old battlefield and Jess was always the founder. They traveled to Vietnam, visited the old places and made charity-social programs to help people in less-favored areas.

Bruce Logan said today that he and his friends came here not only to bring Jess back to Vietnam but also to make a charity trip he had planned before. If it's not a sudden turn, it's Jess who leads this charity journey. Over the years, Jess and the veterans traveled to Vietnam to help children and the poor, the first place to return is the old battlefield of Khe Sanh and A Luoi. This special trip, a friend of Jess, gave gifts to the Hoi An Social Protection Center and gave scholarships to poor students in Hue. And surely the spirit of Jess was very happy. A Vietnam veteran who was present at this emotional and unusual funeral ceremony was the journalist Le Duc Hung, who lived in Da Nang.

After listening to the words of American veterans who were on the other side of the front line, veteran rebel veteran Le Duc Hung asked permission to share a few words. He said he had attended a companion burial ceremony the previous afternoon. She was a young lady, Nguyen Thi En, who had worked with him in Doan Quang Da's special office, died in February 1970 when she was only 18 years old.

"My feeling when standing in front of the ruins and my friend's brother yesterday is no different than standing in front of Jess's soul this afternoon, all soldiers, like today, soldiers on two fronts, but now to bid farewell to a friend Jess is a friend of all of us "- said Mr. Hung.

At that moment, I saw the skeptical expression of the American veterans spread out with a shining smile. Both Bruce and Chuck said they were surprised to see "Vietnam veterans" on the other side of the front line here to take off Jess. They quickly realized that even if they were away from the ocean, they were still in the flow of humanity. The word trusted in the sound of the waves of the beautiful day – peace day without fire, hatred …