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Buddy Newell
Works at Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
Attended first independent methodist school
Lives in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Getting cultural with a little rượu nếp in my 235th Marine Corps Ball shot glasses on this Sunday night.
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Nha Trang for 2 days...
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Let me know when you land back in the states...maybe we can link up.
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It just never ends...
Four POW/MIA family groups representing every conflict back to World War II have banded together to express their displeasure with the Defense Department’s current personnel accounting reorganization and have asked Congress to step in again.
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Keep working hard.  Nothing's wrong with the organization at the DET level.  Anyone that ever visits us knows that.
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Recent trip to the museum...
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One week without sweets...
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A high level U.S. State Department official confirmed that Washington handed over five fast patrol boats to Hanoi in a plan to assist Vietnamese sea forces...
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Một quan chức ngoại giao cấp cao Mỹ hôm qua xác nhận Washington đã bàn giao 5 tàu tuần tra nhanh cho Hà Nội, trong kế hoạch hỗ trợ các lực lượng trên biển của Việt Nam.
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On my last morning in Danang, the weather begins to clear and the first signs of a beautiful day become evident.
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Sunday night (22FEB15) was the last night of traditional Tet - the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.  I spent it with my wife, one of her cousins and one of her nieces.  We ate  at Hai Lua Restaurant on the east side of the Ben Thanh Market in Saigon and had a great meal of clawed shrimp, scallops, grilled fish and iced beer. I can't think of a better way to end the new year  honeymoon!
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Reaffirmation of Vietnamese support in our search for unaccounted-for Americans...
Senior Lieutenant-General and Deputy Minister of National Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh yesterday received Ann Mills Griffiths, chairwoman of the National League of POW/MIA Families (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action).- Viet Nam, US vow to boost POW/MIA activities - In bài - VietNam News
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This is outstanding! I never even thought about where the Pi constant originated, and no one ever told me before. 
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Education
  • first independent methodist school
    1978 - 1984
  • defense language institute
    Vietnamese language, 1985 - 1986
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Language Specialist, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Detachment Two, Hanoi, Vietnam
Introduction
I am a U.S. Department of Defense language specialist working in operations at Detachment 2, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, having lived and worked in Vietnam for over 20 years.  I speak Vietnamese fluently, and have traveled extensively throughout the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
 
I am married with one daughter who is currently attending university in the U.S.  I enjoy fitness activities, hiking, photography, and technology.
Bragging rights
Use my knowledge of the language, people, culture and land of Vietnam to contribute to the search and recovery of U.S. servicemembers unaccounted for from the War in Southeast Asia, helping to bring closure to their loved ones.
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Occupation
Language Specialist (Vietnamese), Dept of the Navy
Skills
Interpreter/Translator (Vietnamese) /Analysis /Research /Investigation /Writing /Editing /Security + certified /Land navigation /Land surveying /Operations/Planning /Coordination
Employment
  • Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
    Language Specialist, 2015 - present
    Translation and Interpreting, Current Operations management and future operatiosn planning.
  • Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
    Language Specialist, 2002 - 2015
    Currently working in operations planning and management of teams and activities related to the search and recovery of unaccounted for U.S. servicemembers missing from the war in Southeast Asia. With a total of 15 years experience working at the US MIA Office (JPAC (and predecessor organizations) ,Detachment 2) in Hanoi, Vietnam, I have accumulated extensive experience in interpreting and translation of Vietnamese language communications, mission planning, current and future operations, investigations, and inter/intra-agency coordination. My 20 years+ living and working in Vietnam have given me an insight to the people, culture and land of Vietnam invaluable to my job.
  • Speaks Surveying Company
    Party Chief
    Lead field survey team in collection of land survey data
  • Lawler and Company Industrial Surveyors
    Instrument man
    Operate total station for collection of land survey data
  • US Air Force
    Airborne Cryptologic Linguist, 1985 - 1994
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Currently
Hanoi, Vietnam
Previously
Mobile, AL - Saigon, VN - Okinawa, JA - Monterey, CA - San Angelo, TX
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