Nightly News   |  December 16, 2013

Kerry travels to Vietnam

Secretary of State John Kerry has returned to the place where he earned three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> secretary of state john kerry has returned to the place where he earned three purple hearts , a silver star and a bronze star as a young man in the u.s. navy during the vietnam war . the secretary went back to vietnam for a boat trip designed to highlight the effects of climate change. while there, kerry told the vietnamese prime minister it was a good thing they didn't meet 45 years ago when they were fighting on opposing sides in the military.