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For black GIs in Saigon, ‘Soul Alley’ was an oasis of food and vice

For black GIs in Saigon, ‘Soul Alley’ was an oasis of food and vice

PRI - Patrick Winn

Bring up “Soul Alley” to the Vietnam War veterans who hung out on that storied lane in wartime Saigon. You might hear about the nightclubs run by black soldiers who’d deserted the conflict. Or that tailor shop that sold the same sharp suits you’d find in Superfly-era Harlem. “There was a soul food …

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