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Mike H.’s Story
Shared on September 20, 2017
I was a student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1973. My girlfriend was a teacher at Athens High School. I joined her as a chaperone at one of the school dances one weekend.
Paula introduced me to one of her French students, a lovely Asian girl. Told me her father was Dean of Fine Arts at the university, Henry Lin.
Little did I know that on that fall evening I had met Maya Lin who 10 years later was the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
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