Children at a school in the rural highlands district of A Luoi, Vietnam ride bicycles given to them by war veteran Mark Oconnor. The 63-year-old from Sioux Falls, S.D. recently gave away 55 bicycles to poor children at two schools in the district and plans to give away at least 200 more next year. Many children live more than six miles from school, he said, and without the bicycles they would not be able to attend classes every day. April 21, 2014.