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Servicemen who died in the Vietnam War honored by community. Memorial Day celebration organized by the Vietnamese Community of Utah.
Their lives forever will be interconnected, first by their friendship in middle school and as teenagers, second by the dignity and loyalty they showed for Luckey after he died during the Vietnam War. On Jan. 25, 1969, Luckey, a combat medical ...

It was 1965 - and the father of a Duffy Elementary fourth-grader became the first Tucsonan confirmed to have died in Vietnam.
Steve Sisson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War is comforted by his wife, Amy, as the pair look for names of Steve's fellow soldiers killed in action at a traveling Vietnam War Memorial wall stationed at Spring Canyon Park on Saturday, May ...
"Exploring the intentions of George Lucas when making Star wars in 1977, the film is an antidote to the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a reminder to audiences of simpler times when the heroes win," he added. A scene from a trailer for the Star Wars film ...
TROY -- Giving back to those who gave so much. A ribbon cutting in Troy on Saturday opened up newly completed apartments -- just for veterans.

Excerpted from "On the Frontlines of the Television war" by Yasutsune Hirashiki (Casemate Publishers, 2017). Edited by Terry Irving.
The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly.
(San Diego) - Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday - ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt.
A banquet at The Pacific aviation Museum Thursday honored Vietnam War veterans and their families. Tony Orlando, singer Ann-Margret and NBC journalist David Price were among the specials guests in attendance.
In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.
Three Holden residents - Steve Arnold, Troy E. Hirni II and Joe Raber - died in Vietnam and IRA Hammon, Holden, searches for their names on The Wall That Heals, which stopped in Windsor last year and stops at the University of Central Missouri on ...
David Shuker took a seat on the senior bench inside Abraham Lincoln high school and opened the yearbook from 1964.
CHERRY HILL - Adrenaline was pumping through the body of a Marine rifleman from Pine Hill on a battlefield halfway around the world.
The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly.
Painful memories, triggers in everyday life and sleepless nights are part of the Vietnam War veterans' daily lives, they said, but even though it is hard, they want to travel to area schools and share their experiences.
... anti-war protesters and Vietnamese immigrants who want to share their story. "Vietnam Voices" is scheduled to begin production late this summer and premiere in 2018.

Keith Richard Litavsky returned from the Vietnam War with two Purple Hearts for his service to the United States, and celebrated his return home by purchasing his dream car: a 1967 C2 Corvette Sting Ray.
Medal of Honor recipient remembered for more than Vietnam War heroics. For some veterans, their best war stories are never told.
the Pentagon has turned down a petition to list the 74 victims of the USS Frank E. Evans collision on the Vietnam War Memorial wall.
The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly.
UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Plans are set for an extra special Memorial Weekend event at Discovery Park of America. Topping the list of a weekend full of Military Living History activities is the dedication of a Vietnam War Memorial monument at 11:30 a.m. May 29.
Two years ago I posted my picks for the "Top Ten Vietnam War movies." As I noted earlier this month, whenever you post a list you are inviting people to point out what you missed.
Beginning Monday, April 24, Minnesota's Vietnam War veterans, protesters, families and refugees will be able to share their stories, photos, videos and memories through a submission form on MNVietnam.
JERSEY CITY - Flags flew, fire truck sirens blared and veterans waved at the Secaucus Memorial Day Parade today, led by Grand Marshal George Wohlrab, who served with distinction in the 82nd Airborne Division in the Vietnam War. "The real heroes are ...
It often started with a telephone call, like it did in March 1965 for the family of Robert Achas of Springfield, the first official U.S.
My interest in the Vietnam War began in the early 1990s, when I took a college course on the history of the conflict. Part of what drew me to the subject was the visceral contempt that my peers, professors and intellectuals generally had not just for ...
These sounds were one of the more creative methods the United States military used during the Vietnam War to depress enemy morale and get them to give up.
An Aggie pilot who was killed during the Vietnam War has finally received a hero's farewell. According to The Association of Former students, Colonel William Campbell '52 was serving as an Air Force pilot in 1969 when his plane was shot down over Laos.
During the Vietnam War, army photographer Charlie Haughey shot more than 2,000 black-and-white and color images from the field and behind the front lines.
The city of Wentzville will cut the ribbon on an updated memorial to Vietnam War veterans at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The city recently expanded the memorial site and added landscaping, lights, and a ramp, so disabled veterans can visit.
Were aliens and UFOs involved in the Vietnam War? A number of military personnel believe that they were and have been stepping forward since 1975 to tell their stories.
There's no stronger image of America's airpower during the Vietnam War than the footage of B-52 bombers dropping dozens of 1,000-pound bombs from their open bellies, laying waste to the cities and countryside.
New Mexico Communes II further examines the nature of New Mexico Communes and spiritual communities including the Hog farm, the Yogi Bhajan ashram, and the Lama Foundation.
Many Vietnam War veterans have come forward since the fierce fighting officially ended in 1975, including high ranking military officials, claiming to have spotted UFOs of alien origin.
Wentzville will unveil additions to its Vietnam War Memorial on Wednesday. Expansions to the memorial at 203 Pearce Boulevard include a plaza around the existing red granite monument with tributes to the U.S.
Surviving members of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 7th Calvary Regiment, who fought in the Battle of la Drang during the Vietnam War in 1965, come together for a Reunion at the Hilton garden Inn in Albany to remember their experiences. (Staff Photo ...
Fifty years ago on March 21, 1967, an Altoona Rural high school graduate was killed in Vietnam. That story about Charles Greer was published in the Tribune and led to Greer being inducted this week to the Altoona-Midway Alumni Wall of Honor.
When the US-Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer's two best military sources committed suicide.
Vietnam War correspondent Denby Fawcett (right) describes her photo of 25th Infantry Division soldiers conducting a sweep in search of a fellow soldier with Allison Ramsey, curator, U.S.
This week's Bubbler Talk question comes from John Koeppen: What Milwaukee building was used as the military induction center for draftees and enlistees,
As of April 24, Minnesotans affected by the Vietnam War were able to travel to mnvietnam.org to share their stories, photos and video that capture their personal experiences during this turbulent chapter of history.
Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming.
ABC News producer Anne Morrissy Merick, who fought to give female reporters equal access to cover the Vietnam War, died May 2 in Naples, Fla.
A photo that many credit or blame, depending on whom you ask, to have changed the tide of the Vietnam War. The black-and-white photo is loud and shocking.
Several years after her return stateside, Martha, a navy nurse who served in Vietnam, is blunt with the newbies in her scene in A Piece of My Heart.
Colorado Springs, Colo. - He was listed as "Killed in Action," but years later a recovery team found a single dog tag belonging to Captain Roger Helwig.
While the Vietnam War was a disaster, Merick's dedication and use of long-term journalistic resources she used covering the harsh realities associated with that war will be remembered by her fellow female correspondents as a huge triumph.
Morrissy Merick, whose career spanned from covering sports to covering the battlefield during the Vietnam War, was an active advocate for women's rights in journalism.
Anne Morrisy Merick, who successfully fought for equal treatment of female reporters during the Vietnam War, has died. She was 83.


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