It’s time once again to figure out where in the world is COL (Ret) Nick Monje? When we last saw COL (Ret) Monje he was traveling China with his wife Dianne. Based on our feature photo, where is COL (Ret) Monje now?
Hint – COL (Ret) Monje is in the tunnels of Củ Chi. The Củ Chi tunnels are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of a famous city that’s part of American history. The tunnels are also part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country they are located in.
If you guessed Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam, then you guessed right!
The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces during the Vietnam War and helped to counter the growing American military effort.
Thanks again to COL (Ret) and Mrs. Monje for carrying the AGCRA logo to another unique location in the world.