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His classroom is in the Vietnam Friendship Village, a 20-year-old rehabilitation center for Vietnamese war veterans, their children and grandchildren, who are affected by exposure to agent orange, the defoliant sprayed across Vietnam by U.S. forces, now understood to damage humans across generations.
Communist forces overran the key southern city of Hue triggering one of the biggest battles of the Vietnam War. The attack was part of the Tet Offensive in 1968, when North Vietnamese army and Viet Cong guerrillas launched surprise assaults on towns and cities across South Vietnam. Nguyen Dac Xuan ...

Communist forces overran the key southern city of Hue triggering one of the biggest battles of the Vietnam War. The attack was part of the Tet Offensive in 1968, when North Vietnamese army and Viet Cong guerrillas launched surprise assaults on towns and cities across South Vietnam. Nguyen Dac Xuan ...
A proposed Vietnam War military sculpture has been sent back to the drawing board after some Cedar Park City Council members said women should be represented in the design. During a Feb. 8 meeting, City Council reviewed an agreement with artist Matt Glenn in the amount of $77, 800 from the city's ...
Hanoi, Vietnam -- Ngoc Dai, a 23-year-old soldier in the People's army of Vietnam, was fighting the Americans near the besieged Khe Sanh combat base when his unit received elating orders. They were to emerge from the jungle, "liberate" the old imperial capital of Hue in central Vietnam and stir up a ...
One day after a Florida school massacre wiped out 17 young lives, Mayor Rahm Emanuel likened the bloodbath caused by gun violence in America to the Vietnam War. "We lose on an annual basis around…65,000 people to opiate and heroin overdose. We lose another 35,000 people annually to gun ...

FORT WASHINGTON, MD. -- Fresh off a busy week of being in the spotlight at the opening of a Vietnam War photo exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, Marine Corps veteran Richard Prince was ready to reflect on the moment. Then he received an email from The Greatest Generations Foundation.
In the years that followed the Tet Offensive, one of the Vietnam War's largest military campaigns, which saw its 50th anniversary commemorated in late January, Americans would torture themselves. How could they have got it so wrong? A Communist uprising across South Vietnam claimed thousands of ...
Wabash College invites the public to a pair of presentations in its continuing series on the Vietnam War. The College will screen "Tet," an episode of The Vietnam War: A Ken Burns Documentary at 6 p.m. on Sunday in Hays Hall, Room 104. A discussion and Q&A will take place following the screening.
This Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 photo shows Vietnam veteran Dallas Brown, left, pointing to himself in a Vietnam War-era photo in Fort Campbell, Ky. Fellow veteran Tim Wintenburg is at the far right in the iconic war photo, which was taken by Associated Press freelancer Art Greenspon on April 1, 1968, nearly 50 ...
Arkansas will host its first ceremony in March observing the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, but some war veterans plan to boycott it. Their gripe lies with a portion of the March 29 ceremony intended to honor all veterans from the Vietnam War era (Nov. 1, 1955-May 15, 1975), regardless of whether ...
On Thursday, Vietnam War veteran Johnny Griggs Jr. will celebrate his 70th birthday and his 45th wedding anniversary, but neither would've been possible without a little bit of spiritual intuition. In 1966, Griggs was an 18-year-old U.S. Marine in the midst of the Vietnam War, and nearly lost his life when a ...
Fifty years ago, Australians were among the million soldiers under siege in one of the largest military operations of the Vietnam War. By the time the Tet Offensive finally subsided, the war continued for years as public opinion increasingly turned against it. So why was Australian engaged in a conflict with no ...
Hanoi Hannah broke one of the most shocking stories of the Vietnam War -- the massacre of several hundred civilians in the village of My Lai in 1968. Just weeks after the massacre, Hannah accurately named the location and estimated the civilian death toll, but she misidentified the American army ...
Man sentenced in brutal beating of Vietnam War veteran. email ... In the video, a 72-year-old Vietnam War vet is seen being pulled from his wheelchair and punched several times in the face. ... He thanked him for his service and finally gave him the news, hoping the Vietnam War vet can now rest in peace.
Mostly, though, the images featured on this digital "Wall of Faces" are traditional military photographs and those that call to mind the long-ago Vietnam War: camouflaged helmets, navy "Dixie Cup" caps, buttoned-up Marines dress blues. Nearly 55,000 men -- and eight women -- are featured there, each ...
As we continue military week on News 11 we look at the impact that the Yuma Proving Ground had on one local veteran during the Vietnam War. "YPG'S impact on ... At the time YPG was also testing tanks but they weren't being used a lot during the Vietnam War because of the terrain. There was so much ...

A series of distinguished professors from around the country will be speaking at UK this semester on the Vietnam War, half a century after the Tet Offensive. Four lecturers, as selected by UK's Department of History, will contribute. Two speakers are scheduled for February, and two are scheduled to lecture ...
The 10,000-day war -- the Vietnam War -- Martha so loosely wrote about through the perception of a 13-year-old teenager's memory of historical news events and a game show TV host insinuates that a family Reunion of a veteran with his family would be considered a "consequence." To me, this reeked of ...
relatives of a Vietnam War veteran want back a piece of the man's legacy stolen from a storage unit in Kansas. The family of Charles "Chuck" David Sankey is offering a $12,000 reward to anyone with information that leads them to the Silver Star, Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars stolen from Hutchinson ...
"It was the biggest battle of the Vietnam War," Curran said. Forty-thousand communist troops were killed while American and South Vietnamese losses were only a fraction of that total, he said. Militarily, the communists were defeated in the Tet Offensive, he said. Politically, however, they gained, because ...
There are men smiling on their wedding day, posing at high school graduation, raising cans of Budweiser in celebration. Mostly, though, the images featured on this digital "Wall of Faces" are traditional military photographs and those that call to mind the long-ago Vietnam War: Men incamouflaged helmets, ...
The North Vietnamese army and the Viet Cong launched similar attacks in more than 100 other South Vietnamese locations in what became known as the Tet Offensive. It was one of the biggest military campaigns of the Vietnam War and it began 50 years ago this week. For Lan, the siege changed her life.
Meredith H. Lair, a Vietnam War expert at George Mason University, said the offensive "caused people to question whether they'd been fed lies by the administration, and to question whether the war was going as well as they'd been led to believe, and to question whether the war could be won if the enemy ...
A former Vietnam War prisoner will speak at the University of Arkansas Clinton school of Public Service on Tuesday. Hal Kushner, a retired army colonel, will speak about his capture and days of imprisonment in South Vietnam at noon Tuesday at Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock.
FE_Pentagon_03_151073999 Portrait of American military analyst and political activist Daniel Ellsberg, October 10, 1976. Ellsberg was the source of the leak of the controversial 'Pentagon Papers,' a government document about the decision-making process during the Vietnam War. Susan Wood/Getty.
A Vietnam War commemoration is among the topics to be discussed at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Interfaith Community Services/veterans Association of North County Veterans Advisory Committee in the Veterans Association of North County Center, 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside. (Linda McIntosh).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took the pulpit at Riverside Church in Manhattan and made his strongest denunciation yet of the Vietnam War; a year later to the day he was assassinated in Memphis. King does not appear in David Loeb Weiss's "No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger" but this searing 1968 ...
The campaign -- one of the largest of the Vietnam War -- led to intense fighting and heavy casualties in cities and towns across the South. While battles raged for more than a month in some places like the city of Hue, the Tet Offensive was from a strictly military standpoint a defeat for the North Vietnamese ...
The Tet Offensive began in stealth 50 years ago in Vietnam, but it ended up being splashed on television sets all over America. The North Vietnamese army and Viet Cong assaults in cities across what was then South Vietnam would become a military defeat for the communists. But the political blast radius ...
NEW YORK -- It was a fraction of a second that jolted Americans' view of the Vietnam War. In a Saigon street, South Vietnam's police chief raised a gun to the head of a handcuffed Viet Cong prisoner and abruptly pulled the trigger. A few feet away, Associated Press photographer Eddie Adams pressed his ...
A discussion panel featuring local Vietnam War veterans will take place next month in Camarillo as part of the city's six-part commemoration series. "The Vietnam War: What It Means for Us Today" event will be Feb. 10 at the Rancho Campana high school Performing arts Center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive.
This Island History was written to honor Francisco Concepcion Jr. and the other 12 servicemen from Kauai who died in Vietnam. army Pfc. Francisco Concepcion Jr. of Kilauea, Kauai, was the first soldier from Kauai killed in the Vietnam War. He died on Nov. 20, 1965, at the age of 23 after being wounded ...
28, 1973, a cease-fire officially went into effect in the Vietnam War, a day after the signing of the Paris peace Accords by the United States, North Vietnam and South Vietnam. In A.D. 814, Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne died in Aachen in present-day Germany. In 1915, the United States Coast Guard ...
ANDERSON - The events that happened on the national level, such as the Vietnam War, which dominated the headlines throughout the first quarter of 1968, affected those living in Madison County. Madison County Historian Stephen Jackson said the events characterizing that time 50 years ago were ...
FIRST OF FOUR PARTS: It was perhaps the most turbulent year in modern history -- the deadliest year of the Vietnam War; the year many cities erupted in violence after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; the year in which Sen. Robert Kennedy was killed en route to securing the Democratic ...
The Vietnam War shifted because of two events: the Tet Offensive, which made it clear America could lose the war, and the My Lai massacre, when a company of American soldiers killed more than 500 civilians, including pregnant women and infants, gang-raped women and burned a village to the ground.
Neil Sheehan, the Irish American journalist who changed the Vietnam War .... of a lifetime when Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst, brought him the damning Pentagon Papers, a top-secret history of the decision-making behind the Vietnam War commissioned by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara.
Forty-five years ago, on Jan. 27, 1973, the Paris peace Accords effectively removed the United States from the conflict in Vietnam. A truce went into effect the following day. Even though the agreement's provisions would be routinely flouted by both the North (NVN) and the South (SVN) Vietnamese, ...
These children's odes to veterans' courage, commitment and sacrifice mingle with my memories of compatriots lost during, since and because of the Vietnam War. Young, smart voices thank veterans for protecting our national principles, rights, freedoms and liberties and for our most admirable commitment ...
January 21 marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Khe Sanh. The battle started with around 20,000 men from the North Vietnamese army (NVA) fighting against some 6,000 US Marines and South Vietnamese Army soldiers. As the battle continued, up to 45,000 US soldiers, and up to 100,000 NVA troops ...
HUE, Vietnam - By day Nguyen Thi Hoa sold conical hats on the streets of Hue in southern Vietnam, at night she funneled secrets to communist army handlers who were poised to launch an audacious assault on the city that would reshape the Vietnam War. Hoa was part of the Perfume River squad, a top ...
While the Defense Department ramped up research on both man-portable and vehicle-mounted incendiary weapons following World War II, the system fell into disfavor during the Vietnam War as horrifying imagery like "Napalm Girl" -- the 1972 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old girl fleeing ...
The Vietnam War isn't in the past. And the suffering it caused wasn't limited to those who went into battle--the act of desertion carried its own heavy psychological penalties. Just today, the son of a deserter got in touch with me via twitter. His father, Ray Sansiviero, was 19 when he was wounded at the ...
The Viet Cong's "regular units were decimated and would never completely recover, and its political infrastructure suffered crippling losses," wrote Vietnam War historian George Herring. Nonetheless, they wouldn't fold. The Vietnamese had a long history of resisting outside forces--most recently French ...
This story is part of a series called "Faces of the Vietnam War." KQED asked our audience to submit their stories about the Vietnam War. We heard from refugees, military veterans, journalists, activists and more. This story comes from Steven Burchik, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967, as the Vietnam ...
Those who prosper through the misfortune of others often seek in their arrogance to disregard that suffering. Just as Japan has ignored a resolution to the military comfort women issue, so South Koreans tend to be unwilling to confront the massacres of Vietnamese civilians as a mirror of the truth and justice ...
The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. By Max Boot. Liveright; 768 pages; $35. Head of Zeus; £30. BECAUSE the Vietnam War was the first that the United States unequivocally lost, American treatments of it are often couched as might-have-beens. Liberals look for ...
At the time, protests against the Vietnam War were raging across the country. Almost 500,000 Americans were fighting in Southeast Asia -- a number that was still climbing. And 1968 would prove the deadliest year of the war, with 16,900 Americans killed in Vietnam. But none of that was being discussed in ...
The following is an excerpt from LIFE's new special edition, 1968: The Year That Changed the World, available in the TIME Shop, on Amazon and at retailers everywhere. Protestors massed outside the White House at all hours. They circled alongside the fence, carrying signs reading "Stop the war," "Bring ...


 

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