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    That's amazing. Surviving to 82 years old in the jungle... I wonder how the 41 year old son is going to cope starting life again with people...

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    Vietnamese peeps. There's something about them.

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    Incredible story that, thanks for sharing!
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    If you have it in you to survive that long in the jungle, you certainly would be capable of walking the 40 kms to get out, if you wanted to. Amazing story.

    I bet during that time they nipped out a couple of times for a 7/11 toastie
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    ^ much prefer a banh mi

    I`d imagine that bark loin cloth would be a bit itchy?

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    A good list here of what can happen as a result of a war .... I can remember Jap soldiers were still being found when I was a teenager ...
    Japanese holdout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There is still a settlement of WW2 Nationalist Chinese soldiers outside CM isn't there?

    Enjoy...

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    40 years alone with dad? You must be joking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    There is still a settlement of WW2 Nationalist Chinese soldiers outside CM isn't there?

    Enjoy...
    Haven`t heard of that one...not that means anything.

    Surely the fact that the gunfire,bombing and planes flying overhead would have been a hint to this guy?
    He have some mental issues and why not let him go back to the life he and his son has lived without the help of modern medicines,repellents and undies?

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    Pretty amazing ... thats seriously getting lost and as Soupy points out - you would think they would had the ability to hike out 40Km. Guess no need for Bear Grylls for these 2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loop View Post
    Haven`t heard of that one...not that means anything.
    The Doi Mae Salong area are the descendants of the Khang Khai Shek 93rd division of the KMT (Kunmuangtang or something) who did the long march fighting through the shan state. Thats what the big chinese martyrs memorial thing is dedicated to..

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    Yeah,certainly a big Chinese influence up there.

    From Wikipedia..

    The village of Santikhiri (Thai: สันติคีรี), formerly known as Mae Salong (Thai: แม่สลอง), is situated in the Thai highlands on Doi Mae Salong mountain of the Daen Lao Range, in Mae Fa luang district, Chiang Rai Province, the northernmost province of Thailand. The area has an alpine-like landscape and climate, and is known for its hill tribe villages, tea plantations and cherry blossoms.Santikhiri's early history centered around the Golden Triangle's opium trade, in which its distinctive population the "lost army" of theRepublic of China Army's 93rd Division became involved. At the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, some remnants of the anti-communist Kuomintang (KMT) forces refused to surrender, including the 93rd Division, led by General Tuan Shi-wen (also known as Chiwan Khamlue).[1] The division fought its way out of Yunnan in southwestern China, and its soldiers lived nomadic lives in Burma's (now Myanmar) jungles before seeking asylum in Mae Salong. In exchange for their asylum, they fought for Thailand until 1982, helping to counter the communist insurgency at the Thai frontier. In reward, the Thai government granted citizenship to most of the KMT soldiers and their families.
    Cash crops, especially tea, have now replaced the growing of opium poppies, and Santikhiri today is a tourist attraction known as Little Switzerland.[2]

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