A Minnesota PBS Initiative

Making Peace

In the late 1980s, Terry Wolkerstorfer made a return trip to Vietnam with a group of other veterans based on the idea that they had not only the right, but the duty, to make peace.

We learned that the hardest part of reconciliation is not forgiving the other person. The hardest part is allowing yourself to be forgiven.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Mekong Delta Region, Vietnam Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Army

Dates of Service: 1966 - 1967

Story Themes: Forgiveness, Humanitarian, Humanity, Reconciliation, Relationships, Return to Vietnam, Return Trip, Saint Paul, St Paul

Previous Story
The Story Wall
Next Story
Return To Top