Vietnam


Forty Years Later: What We Lost in Vietnam

Last week marked 40 years since the United States withdrew all its forces and personnel from Vietnam. The iconic images from that fateful time are of a heroic, massive evacuation…

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Haunted By the Nightmare of the Vietnam War

Upon succeeding Richard Nixon in 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Ford was referring to the Watergate scandal that had preoccupied the nation for months.…

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Army’s Last Vietnam-era Draftee Retires

The Vietnam Era is officially over. A central New York native has retired as the Army’s last Vietnam-era draftee. Chief Warrant Officer Ralph Rigby’s retirement ceremony was held Oct. 28,…

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2 Pat Quinns Do Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday got doused with ice water from someone with a familiar name to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, The Associated Press reported. The Democrat…

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Vietnam-Era Navy Ship to Dock in Brooklyn

A Vietnam-era U.S. Navy vessel is soon to have a new home: a waterfront park in Brooklyn. Organizers say the Baylander, which was first deployed in 1968, will be docked…

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Vietnam Says It May Have Found Missing Jet’s Door

Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while troubling questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the…

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Lyndon Johnson’s Fiftieth Anniversary

Public anniversaries usually mark great or tragic historic events. In American tradition, it means, among other things, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, D-Day and Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays.…

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Israel-Vietnam Free Trade Accord in Works

Israel and Vietnam are joining hands to develop bilateral economic ties, including the creation of an agriculture research and development fund and a free-trade accord, The Jerusalem Post reported. Israeli…

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The Legacy of Giap

The obituaries for Vo Nguyen Giap, the North Vietnamese general who died at the age of 102 on Friday, typically describe him as “legendary,” “revered,” “charismatic” and “a national hero.”…

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