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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 ...

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.
News of the Vietnam War seared the front page on Feb. 5, 1968. Graphic, raw details were recounted by war-zone journalists. Fighting was thrust upon Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, "no longer a sanctuary," the Associated Press reported. Amid the violence inflicted by the invading Viet Cong ...
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 ...
ST. PAUL -- The Beatles were on the radio and Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In" was on the TV, the year was 1968. You can check out "The 1968 Exhibit" right now at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Curator Brian Horrigan says our country was deep into the Vietnam War 50 years ago with the start of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

students and faculty reflected on the tragedies of the Vietnam War at the Photography III showcase, "Then and Now," on Jan 22. The showcase, which was curated by Emma Spencer '18, consisted of photographs of war veterans, including science teacher Walt Werner and English teacher Jeffery Kwitny.
Duty stations: Okinawa; Guam; Thailand; England; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Lowry Air Force Base, Denver; Albany; Shreveport, La. His story: Bob Morris wanted to join the Air Force to be a parachutist jumping from airplanes until he was told he was too short and light for ...
On Jan. 31, 1968 in Vietnam, I was awoken suddenly in the middle of the night by a huge explosion followed by the sounds of automatic-weapon gunfire. Rushing out of my tent half-clothed, I witnessed a large bright orange fireball rising into the night sky from what was the U.S. Army Long Binh Post's ...
Retired Naval Chaplain Ray Stubbe, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, reads from a transcript of diary from his days during the Siege of Khe Sanh in Viet Nam 50 years ago. MUST CREDIT: photo for The Washington Post by Gary Porter. Ex-chaplain haunted by Vietnam War siege. Retired Vietnam Chaplain Ray ...
Fifty years ago, in January 1968, the North Vietnamese army launched "the Tet Offensive." Militarily for them it was a crushing defeat. It is estimated that 100,000 of their finest soldiers were killed in Tet battles, and all of their objectives went unachieved. Politically for them, on the other hand, it was a great ...
They didn't engage the enemy on the battlefield, but many of the loved ones left behind by soldiers serving in the Vietnam War were wounded emotionally by the conflict. University of Southern Mississippi Professor of History Dr. Andrew Wiest will address this phenomenon in his lecture "The war They Left ...
Megyn Kelly relitigates Vietnam War in petty, petty spat with Jane Fonda ... Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War. ... Kelly detailed Fonda's various and questionable statements and actions during the Vietnam War, specifically the ones criticizing members of the U.S. military and ...
Panelists discuss the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive, launched in late January 1968, and the lessons learned or forgotten from the Vietnam War for the United States today. Speakers. Frances FitzGerald. journalist; Author, Fire in the Lake. Fredrik Logevall. Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard ...
Prophet Martin Luther King Jr. damned the Vietnam War in his most controversial speech on April 4, 1967 -- exactly one year before he was assassinated. King damned the U.S. mass murder of Vietnamese people. King said, "The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government." ...
Seventh-grade English students at Delphos St. John's heard from the daughter of a Vietnam War veteran as part of their studies. Amy Musser, whose father , Sgt. David ... The book focuses on a small town which lost a significant number of people in the Vietnam War. To help bring a real-life story to the ...
While searching for a downed F-105 pilot over the jungles of Vietnam, in September 1965, the combat search and rescue HH-43 helicopter piloted by Captain Thomas "Jerry" Curtis also was shot down. Capt. Thomas Jerry Curtis. He and two crew members were taken prisoner. For the next seven-plus ...
The Vietnam War was a long, costly, and divisive conflict between the communist government of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, which had help from its principal ally, the United States. The war was especially intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union.
Ellsberg, of course, is famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers, which helped to end the Vietnam War and the presidency of Richard Nixon as well. But before Ellsberg worked as a senior adviser on the Vietnam War, he helped to formulate U.S. nuclear policy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His book is a ...
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick begin their documentary The Vietnam War with a statement of belief. The narrator declares that the war "was begun in good faith, by decent people, out of fateful misunderstandings, American overconfidence, and Cold War miscalculations. And it was prolonged because it ...
Look at a picture of army Lt. David A. Johnson, and you'll see the same big smile that earned him the nickname "Big Dave" among Afghan civilians. The son of an Elmhurst native, Johnson was mortally wounded in 2012 by an improvised explosive device in one of the country's most dangerous regions.
I'm watching the Ken Burns/Lynn Novich documentary 'The Vietnam War' on SBS, so I've only seen two episodes so far (sixteen to go) and shouldn't be offering an opinion. I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame: painful experience ahead. Most Australians of middle-age or above have already sat through so ...
In the light Lowcountry rain and high heat of late-summer South Carolina, bamboo was growing just outside the fenced perimeter of a three-acre addition to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum near Charleston. Above a mix of military equipment and drab-painted plywood buildings surrounding the ...
More than a generation ago in the Vietnam War, Viet Cong guerillas and the North Vietnamese army had a similar strategy: a war of attrition to outlast America's will to keep fighting. The unpopular military draft combined with 10 years of televised bloodshed and massive sustained protests helped their ...
If television were a war, drama would be the current superpower, with reality and talent shows providing supporting firepower. Helpless against this advance, the forces of documentary huddle on a last thin strip of unsurrendered territory, starved of funding and troops, with the British fort defended by a ...
Earlier about 30 anti-Vietnam War demonstrators failed in attempts to enter the base to drape planes with black crepe and distribute leaflets to the airmen. The eight youths from San Fernando Valley State; Pierce and Valley colleges, were arrested when they sat on the ground in front of the gate after being ...
The traveling Vietnam War Memorial wall exhibit drew a number of visitors last year to Middleburg Heights. Guest columnist Patrick Scalan, who taught school in South Vietnam for five years during the war, writes that the economic aspect of the war was overlooked in the Ken Burns' series on PBS.
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.
The Vietnam War raged from November 1955 and April 1975 after the former French colony was divided in two in 1954. The communist north was backed by China and the Soviet Union, while the capitalist south was supported mainly by the US. The Americans propped up their ally to contain the spread of ...
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 ...
A photo taken by James H. Holcombe, Jr., circa 1970, shows Bill Narkis of C Company, ⅖ Regiment, 1st Cavalry, writing a letter in South Vietnam. Holcombe donated the photo to the Atlanta History Center. The image and many others are included along with artifacts and oral histories in the exhibition More ...
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 ...
The Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS), in partnership with the Lindbergh House and Museum and Minnesota Military Museum, is taking part in a project to gather stories and present the history of the Vietnam War. Called Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, the project, which is being funded ...
When the lights came on inside a second-floor room at the Princeton Public Library Wednesday afternoon, a group of mostly older adults went from watching a documentary about the Vietnam War to talking about it. More than 50 years have gone by since George Scherer, an army veteran, served in a ...
During the Vietnam War, journalist Pham Xuan An covertly straddled two worlds. As a correspondent for Time and Reuters, An was a champion of the Western liberal media; as a spy for Hanoi, he played a significant part in communism triumphing in his homeland. An is the subject of a new book, Punji Trap ...
During the final episode of "The Vietnam War," the documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, I couldn't hold it in anymore. I started weeping uncontrollably. Over 10 episodes and 17 hours of intensive viewing, I'd shed some tears and furtively wiped them away. I'd stifled some sobs.
The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs next year is joining a network of groups across the U.S. remembering Vietnam veterans and the 50th anniversary of the war. The agency plans to use the March 29 commemoration ceremony as a springboard to increase its focus on Vietnam veterans next year, ...
EDITOR: I recently received a link to a Vietnam veterans Wall website that listed all those lost in the war by state and city. Born in 1947, my schoolmates and I came of draft age at the peak of Vietnam hostilities. For most of us, especially those with fathers, fathers-in-law, or uncles that were part of the ...


 

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