David Clark is seen sticking reflective tapes onto the bicycles of a passer-by in Đà Nẵng City. — Photo cadn.com.vn Mai Vinh & Lương Hương Every day from 4 to 6pm, an elderly foreign man and his Vietnamese wife can be seen sticking reflective tape onto the bicycles of any passersby for free in Đà Nẵng City. His name is David Clark, an American war veteran who previously served his country in Đà Nẵng. Now the city is his second home and a place where he helps heal the scars of war with modest but meaningful acts. By sticking reflective tape on the bicycles, the 70-year-old man expects to help bikers avoid traffic accidents at night. The tape is purchased and shipped to Việt Nam from the US and each red strip costs about US$400, while silver piece costs $250, all paid for from Clark’s savings and his friends’ support. The idea of providing free reflective tape to bikers occurred to Clark after many field trips to mountainous A Lưới District in the central province of Huế to survey the construction of a school for disadvantaged children. “I was driving a car to Huế one night and three bicycles just appeared in front of me out of… Read full this story
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