Richard Parker, 63, of Loves Park, Ill., carries an old military style kit bag everywhere he goes in Da Nang, Vietnam. As a Navy Seabee in Vietnam from May 1968 to July 1970, Parker worked to support Marine ground forces during the war, and he earned a Marine combat citation. He proudly displays a Marine Corps globe and anchor insignia on his bag to show that he is an American war veteran. "I admit that openly and honestly to every Vietnamese I meet," he says. Feb. 13, 2013.