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McCain Slams 'Bone Spur'
That Kept Trump Out of War
Oct 23, 2017 7:28 AM CDT
McCain Slams 'Bone Spur' That Kept Trump Out of War
Senator doesn't mention president by name, but faults Vietnam deferments by wealthy
- He didn't mention President Trump by name, but John McCain seems to have taken a swipe at the president over his Vietnam War deferment. In an interview with C-SPAN for the 50th anniversary of the war, McCain took issue with how easy it was for wealthy men to get...
Sep 15, 2017 10:47 AM CDT
Is 'Required Viewing'
Critic calls 18-hour series a 'masterpiece'
- A decade in the making, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary series,
The Vietnam War
, premieres on PBS Sunday, but it's already gaining quite the reputation among critics. The 18-hour documentary, told in 10 episodes, digs deep into the conflict, meshing first-person interviews with historical footage. Then it...
Medal of Honor
'Hell' to Save 10
Aug 1, 2017 10:15 AM CDT
Medal of Honor Recipient Endured 'Hell' to Save 10
James McCloughan honored for his bravery in Vietnam
- Saving a life may be a common bucket-list entry, but it's one that's rarely checked off. James McCloughan could've done so 10 times over two days in 1969. Ignoring his lieutenant's orders to evacuate Nui Yon Hill in Vietnam after shrapnel cut into his head and...
Remembering Sharon Lane:
Killed by Hostile Fire in Vietnam
May 28, 2017 5:13 PM CDT
Remembering Sharon Lane: Killed by Hostile Fire in Vietnam
She was a 25-year-old nurse
- Minutes before 6am, Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War. Green's husband returned with...
Decorated Vietnam Airman,
McCain's Cellmate Dies at 85
May 4, 2017 3:50 PM CDT
Decorated Vietnam Airman, McCain's Cellmate Dies at 85
Col. Leo Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor for his deeds
- Col. Leo Thorsness survived six years of captivity and torture at the "Hanoi Hilton," cellmates with John McCain. He died Thursday in Florida at the age of 85 from leukemia, the
New York Times
reports. With two Silver Stars, five Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Medal of Honor,...
Vet Riding Horse Across US
Over Dad's Agent Orange Death
Apr 30, 2017 3:00 PM CDT
Vet Riding Horse Across US Over Dad's Agent Orange Death
Colt Romberger wants to call attention to chemical blamed in father's death
- The two things Colt Romberger and his father had most in common, the ones that made them best friends as well as father and son, were a deep affection for horses and an equally deep pride in having served their country in times of war. So when Cliff Romberger, a...
Dramatic Rescue, With Surprise
Help From Muddy Elephants
Mar 29, 2017 3:40 PM CDT
Dramatic Rescue, With Surprise Help From Muddy Elephants
Asian elephants in Cambodia were mired in bomb crater—then assistance arrived
- Teamwork both human and animal is what saved the lives of nearly a dozen Asian elephants in a Cambodian wildlife preserve after local farmers there stumbled upon a distressing sight: 11 of the endangered animals stuck in a mud-filled crater formed nearly a half-century ago by a Vietnam War bomb,...
Proof of Nixon Crime
'Worse Than Watergate'
Jan 3, 2017 4:54 AM CST
Historian Finds Proof of Nixon Crime 'Worse Than Watergate'
Notes suggest he tried to sabotage Vietnam peace talks
- Richard Nixon was a criminal even before he spent a day as president, new evidence uncovered by historian Jack Farrell suggests. Farrell says notes uncovered in the Republican's presidential library confirm rumors that during his presidential run in 1968, Nixon tried to sabotage Vietnam peace talks that could have...
US Soldier Who Helped
End Bloodbath at My Lai Dies
Dec 18, 2016 5:53 AM CST
US Soldier Who Helped End Bloodbath at My Lai Dies
Lawrence Colburn was among 3 US soldiers who stopped massacre of Vietnam villagers
- Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by US troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67. Lisa Colburn, speaking with the AP , said her husband of 31 years was diagnosed with cancer in late...
Woman Who Taunted US
GIs in Vietnam Is Dead
Oct 5, 2016 11:44 AM CDT
Woman Who Taunted US GIs in Vietnam Is Dead
Trinh Thi Ngo was 'Hanoi Hannah,' a propaganda broadcaster
- Thinh Thi Ngo, the Vietnamese radio host better known to US troops as "Hanoi Hannah," is dead, reports the
New York Times
. Ngo, who was in her mid-80s, was a propaganda broadcaster for North Vietnam during the war, and her English-language program was designed to convince American soldiers...
Facebook Does a 180
on 'Napalm Girl' Photo
Sep 9, 2016 4:54 PM CDT
Facebook Does a 180 on 'Napalm Girl' Photo
Social network will no longer censor it
- Facebook is backing down: Outrage followed the social network's decision to censor a famous Vietnam War photo showing a young, naked girl running from napalm bombs after tearing off her burning clothes, and now Facebook has reversed that decision. Facebook had removed the photo from the Facebook page of...
Outrage After Facebook
Censors 'Napalm Girl' Photo
Sep 9, 2016 7:24 AM CDT
Outrage After Facebook Censors 'Napalm Girl' Photo
Editor accuses Mark Zuckerberg of 'abusing your power'
- Norway's largest newspaper is blasting Facebook for deleting an iconic photograph of a naked child during the Vietnam War from its Facebook page—and suspending the writer who posted it. The photo by Nick Ut showing children fleeing a napalm attack triggered Facebook censors because the central figure is...
Obama's Visit to Laos
the First for Sitting President
Sep 6, 2016 6:29 AM CDT
Obama's Visit to Laos the First for Sitting President
He acknowledges secret war, pledges money to clear bombs
- President Obama did something on Tuesday that no other US president has done: He visited the tiny nation of Laos. And while he did not explicitly apologize for America's secret bombing of the nation during the Vietnam War, he acknowledged it and said the US has a "moral...
Each Thought the
Other Died in War.
47 Years Later,
Jul 1, 2016 5:26 PM CDT
Each Thought the Other Died in War. 47 Years Later, a Miracle
Herman Johnson and Fred Rivera reunited, and much more
- Fred Rivera believed his best friend, Herman Johnson, died in his arms after a rocket hit them during a Vietnam War firefight in 1969. "Surviving comrades of that horrid day presented me a bracelet fashioned from the leather laces of Herman’s boots," Rivera writes of what followed...
Vietnam Hopes to
Start Identifying Its
500,000 War Dead
Jan 13, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Vietnam Hopes to Start Identifying Its 500,000 War Dead
'Decades later, it may be possible to put names to them'
- Unlike the US, Vietnam has identified "just a few hundred" of its soldiers and citizens who died in the Vietnam War,
reports. Four decades later, bodies—or what's left of them—are still turning up, and the Vietnamese people are "desperate" for the remains of the...
Finds Lost Love,
Dec 22, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Vietnam Vet Finds Lost Love, New Mystery
Jim Reischl to start new search for daughter he never met
- In January, Jim Reischl will visit Vietnam for the fifth year in a row. But this visit will be different. For four years the Vietnam vet has been searching for his long-lost love , whom he last saw in person when he shipped out in 1970. Now, he'll finally see...
43 Years Later,
Pain Could End
Oct 26, 2015 6:33 AM CDT
43 Years Later, 'Napalm Girl's' Pain Could End
Kim Phuc is finally getting treatment that could offer relief
- Some 43 years after a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo made her the world's most famous napalm victim, Kim Phuc is finally getting treatment that could end the pain. Phuc, who was 9 when AP photographer Nick Ut captured her running down a road in Vietnam naked and screaming in pain,...
Nixon Note Exposes Lie About Vietnam Bombing
Oct 12, 2015 12:19 PM CDT
Nixon Note Exposes Lie About Vietnam Bombing
He knew it was accomplishing nothing, continued it anyway
- A newly released note reveals a pretty big presidential lie, the
reports. As Richard Nixon was in the beginning stages of running for re-election, anti-Vietnam War sentiment was strong in the US, and Nixon was looking for a way to settle the conflict without it being labeled a...
10K Syrian Refugees?
We Once Did 80 Times That
Sep 11, 2015 5:24 PM CDT
10K Syrian Refugees? We Once Did 80 Times That
The US once accepted 800K war refugees: Max J. Rosenthal
- The US will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, and that's great—but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the 800,000 Southeast Asian refugees we accepted after the Vietnam War. That's the argument in
today, as writer...
Sep 1, 2015 9:20 AM CDT
Bernie Sanders' Pacifist History Resurfaces
He applied for conscientious objector status during Vietnam War
- With rising poll numbers comes rising scrutiny, and critics are starting to take note of Bernie Sanders' pacifist ways as a young man. Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, reports ABC News , which notes that a Hillary Clinton supporter raised the issue in a
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