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Former allies in the Vietnam War, American and South Korean Vietnam Veterans gathered in Cumming this week and shared experiences as only those who lived it can do. Fourteen former members of the South Korean military, now associate members of Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans ...
31, all 10 episodes streamed 10 million times across PBS-owned platforms and YouTube, making “The Vietnam War” the most-streamed Burns series ever, delivering more than four times the streams of “The Roosevelts.” In a first, in addition to a Spanish-language version of the series, PBS also offered a ...

At the Museum of Flight, workers prepare to hoist a 1969 Lockheed YO-3A into position in the museum's great gallery. The single engine aircraft is powered by a Continental 230HP engine. The engine was heavily muffled so as to be virtually noiseless as it flew on reconnaissance missions at altitudes of ...
When PBS' documentary “The Vietnam War” first broadcast back in September, I did not want to watch it. I had lived through the war and did not have the stomach to revisit it in a 10-part, 18-hour film, even if it was by the award-winning documentarian Ken Burns, who had done a similar series on the Civil ...
In crafting his latest documentary miniseries, The Vietnam War, filmmaker Ken Burns and his team combed through hundreds of hours of video footage, much of it never before broadcast, in order to place his viewers in helicopters and bunkers on both sides of the conflict's battle lines. But there was an ...
Bench Honors Eight Worcester Men Killed In Vietnam War A new bench at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial remembers Barry H. Berger of Ocean City, Frederick W. Bivens of Pocomoke, Charles L. Briddle of Berlin, Michael E. Gordy of Snow Hill, Alphonso L. Harmon of Berlin, Lewis M. Haywood of ...

As Politico notes, MSU's "Vietnam Adventure" is still not widely known today (it was not mentioned at all in Ken Burns' recent 18-hour documentary series The Vietnam War). But the university has since digitized more than 80,000 documents from from the project, posting them online for public consumption.
At Pittsfield service, county's casualties in Vietnam War honored. Veterans, their families, and community members gather at Park Square in Pittsfield on Saturday for a ceremony honoring the 27 servicemen from Berkshire County who were killed in action during the Vietnam War. STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN ...
WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminded Pennsylvanians that March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day — a time to remember the heroism, bravery and sacrifices of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition ...
The memorial holds the names of 2,705 Marines and Sailors who fought and lost their lives serving under the 5th Marine Regiment during the Vietnam War. Created in Barre, Vermont, the memorial was transported across the United States to Camp Pendleton. Vietnam War Memorial A new Vietnam War ...
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner presents a Vietnam veteran with a lapel pin marking their service during a commemoration service for veterans of the war at the University of Illinois Springfield on Thursday. Rauner presented lapel pins to dozens of Vietnam-era veterans who served from 1955 to 1975.
When Kent Laudeman returned from the Vietnam War, he felt like he had to justify why he served when applying for jobs. He felt discouraged and questioned their mission and American leaders. "There were no parades, no 'Thank you's,' only tears, insults, protests, spittle and then, 'You lost the war,'” ...
Family members look over a relative's name unveiled at the Waco Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Waco Citizens for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial hosted a ceremony Thursday to unveil seven new names etched into the downtown memorial. Staff photo — Jerry Larson. Waco Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Nelson Kelly, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1091 speaks during a memorial bench dedication to the eight Worcester County veterans who gave their all during the Vietnam War on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Worcester County Veterans Memorial in Ocean Pines, Md. (Photo: Staff ...
A Vietnam War 50th anniversary ceremony took place Thursday to honor veterans of the Vietnam War. The keynote speaker was Chaplin Mackey Carter and his message was to spread the word about Vietnam veterans and to encourage every veteran and family members to come together. “I am thankful ...
A small crowd turned out to help thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War during a 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. The ceremony included remarks from local historian and keynote speaker Arnold Schofield, a U.S. Army veteran, who ...
My experience, and that of many, even most, American journalists in the Vietnam War transformed our profession. We realized over the years that the government was ill-informed and even wrong about issues of life and death. As a result of that, reporters today are doing a better job because they know ...

Four. That's the number this weekend in San Antonio, where Villanova, Kansas, Michigan and Loyola-Chicago meet in the Final Four. But to track those teams' journeys to the last weekend in March, you have to put a dollar sign in front of that number … and add a lot more zeros.
Across the country, those who served during the Vietnam War were recognized for their service, decades after coming home to a divisive nation. After the anthem and brief remarks from leaders inside the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Northeast Philadelphia, about a hundred Vietnam Veterans were ...
As he spoke to his national television audience, President Lyndon Johnson sought to bolster flagging public support for the Vietnam War by highlighting the calamities that might befall the United States if the Communists prevailed. Johnson conceded that no one could see the future with certainty, but he left ...
A memorial to honor the more than 2,700 5th Marine Regiment servicemembers killed in action during the Vietnam War arrived in San Diego Tuesday after a nearly weeklong journey from Vermont. The 5th Marine Vietnam War Memorial, a 50-ton monument made of six panels of black granite, is expected ...
England's Terry Fincher did five tours “in country,” covering the defining conflict of the age. Terry Fincher (1931 – 2008) was one of the premier daily press photographers of the 20th century. But because so much of his career was spent shooting on deadline for newspapers in London – principally the Daily ...
The U.S. Department of Defense will conduct a wreath laying ceremony with the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. on March 29. President Donald Trump recently signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National ...
A month later thousands of my classmates at Columbia barricaded ourselves inside campus buildings, angry at the university's decision to build a private gym for students in a small public park separating the campus from Harlem, and protesting the university's involvement in Vietnam War research for the ...
Regardless, March for Our Lives was one of the biggest rallies for gun control ever in the nation's capital (at least since the Million Mom March in 2000) — and one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam War, according to the Associated Press. Other March for Our Lives protests around the country ...
RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam announced on Monday that Virginia will honor and celebrate the service of Virginia's Vietnam War Veterans on March 29 and 30. Governor Northam has proclaimed March 29 as Vietnam War Veterans Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This observance ...
No one could have anticipated that the climactic event in Carnegie Hall's months-long festival The '60s: The Years that Changed America would coincide with the March for Our Lives, one of the biggest protests since the Vietnam War Moratoriums of 1969 and 1970, nor that the march would have passed ...
His play is a taut adaption of Tim O'Brien's short stories about a platoon of American soldiers fighting in Vietnam. It's fiction based on fact. A writer named “Tim O'Brien” was the book's central character; the book's real-life author served in the 23rd Infantry Division. How do you fit the Vietnam War on a tiny ...
Three decades later, Robert McNamara, a key architect of the Vietnam War who served as defense secretary for both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, renounced those wartime claims — the very ones he and others had invoked to justify the war. In two books, “In Retrospect” (1995) and “Argument ...
King's opposition to the Vietnam War gained national attention on February 25, 1967, when he appeared alongside four anti-war U.S. senators at a daylong symposium in Beverly Hills, California. In a powerful address, King described how the casualties of the increasingly unpopular war had spread ...
A series of protests held across the United States Saturday in support of gun control is shaping up to be one of the biggest youth protests since the era of the Vietnam War. The "March for Our Lives" rallies are a call to action by student survivors of last month's school shooting in Florida that left 17 people ...
Burrell High School students got to go beyond the history books Friday to learn about the Vietnam War. Students hear accounts of the war from the people who know it best — the veterans who served in it — during an event with a local veterans group, Vietnam Veterans, Inc. "I feel like history is probably ...
The National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29 with the 50th anniversary being observed this year. Hundreds of commemorative events are listed nationwide. Some Tampa Bay remembrances are listed below. TAMPA – Green Beret and decorated Vietnam Veteran Bill “Hawk” Albracht tops the ...
The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975. Eight million U.S. troops served all over the world during the Vietnam War, with more than 58,000 Americans killed. As of May 2017, the list of names on the Vietnam Wall Memorial totaled ...
Adopted Vietnam War unit marks 50th anniversary as San Mateo's own. Email. share; share ... The Vietnam war generated a lot of protests and dissent, but that didn't stop a Peninsula city from adopting a military unit at a time when soldiers, many of them draftees, needed moral support. This weekend ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterans of the Vietnam War are getting the recognition they deserve following an act that was signed into law last year. Last year, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 107 into law. Initially, the bill encouraged citizens to fly the U.S. flag on March 29 to ...
Drawing upon speakers with very different experiences, the conversation will expand on the recent Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Vietnam War documentary. Related videos and books will be highlighted. This conversation is part of TPT's ongoing Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative (mnvietnam.org).
More than 40 years after its end, the Vietnam War remains, for Americans, essentially an American experience, or more accurately, an American metaphor. The continuing American inability and unwillingness to include the Vietnamese perspective also speaks volumes about how the United States relates ...
A memorial honoring Marines and sailors who died during the Vietnam War and were part of the “Fighting Fifth” Marine Regiment will begin its cross-country journey Thursday, March 22, when it departs from Rock of Ages foundry in Vermont en route to the 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Garden at Camp ...
I was studying the efficacy of international law, namely whether legal remedies exist for civilian victims of unexploded ordnance and chemical weapons from the Vietnam War. I had arrived well versed in the numbers: America dropped three times more ordnance over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia than all ...
WASHINGTON — Just a few miles from the demilitarized zone separating North and South Vietnam in February 1968, Army Pfc. Tom Hagel didn't know that CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite had delivered a seminal broadcast about the Vietnam War. Half a century ago, as the enemy's Tet ...
The Tet offensive was a turning point in the Vietnam War for Vietnamese nationalism. With North Vietnam having been turned over to the Communists by the French in 1954, Vietnam's southern provinces had become a haven for non-Communist nationalists, just as the western states of Germany were a ...
Deadliest day of Vietnam War shaped American attitudes. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is seen as the Sun rises on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Monday, May 28, 2012, on Memorial Day in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Posted: 03/09/18, 11:24 AM EST | Updated: 13 hrs ago. # Comments.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Mike Mullings of Oklahoma City was a medic during the early stages of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Soldiers looked to him to help them survive the wounds of combat; both physical and emotional. “He was just a very special, special guy,” says fellow Vietnam vet Rex ...
The best way to learn about the Vietnam War is to talk to a veteran, not relying on Hollywood's version of its history or a one-sided documentary. That was the message from retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a Medal of Honor recipient and San Antonio resident who visited Atlanta March 6. He said ...
In his column on Sunday, “Killers on campus,” Michael Arntfield tries to tie a series of unsolved murders of young women at UW-Madison to the student protests against the war in Vietnam. His thesis — that three serial killers were able to operate because “the white noise of activism and political agitation ...
Where you can pay respects to a Vietnam War veteran laid to rest. Miranda Lindley, KIII 8:41 AM. CST March 07, 2018. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery is inviting you to pay respects to a Vietnam veteran.
Janna Hoehn is still looking for photos of Vietnam veterans, and she needs your help to complete three local counties. As reported by the Times News last month, Hoehn is collecting these photos for a new museum, which will put a face with each name on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.. Photos that ...
A gritty novel about the Vietnam War and a gothic fantasy are featured in the silent auction of old and rare books sponsored by the Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library. They are “The Things They Carried” by Tim O'Brien and “Vathek” by William Beckford. Bid sheets are in the silent auction area on the main ...
MIDDLEBURG – It was late in the day, William Byrns sat in an old bomb crater, covered in leaves and mud from the surrounding Vietnamese jungle. Byrns clutched his radio tightly, waiting for a response. When the response finally came, it was not what he wanted to hear, “We can't get you 'til tomorrow ...


 

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