Stories tagged: vietnam war
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Hugh Evans, longtime Spokane attorney and Vietnam vet, to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery
Hugh Evans served during the bloodiest period of the Vietnam War, earning a Silver Star and kicking off a life of legal service and leisure in Spokane. A large group …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016
Felled by hepatitis C, a Vietnam vet joins comrades on the Wall
The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, but it continues to claim soldiers’ lives. Nearly every spring, new names are etched into the black granite walls of the …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 4:32 P.M.
Melvin Laird, Nixon defense secretary at the height of the Vietnam War, dies at 94
Melvin Laird, a former congressman who served as President Richard M. Nixon’s defense secretary at the height of the Vietnam War and designed policies that eventually led to the American …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 3:23 P.M.
Front Porch: While the particulars are different, play shows immigrants’ shared story
There is a certain commonality in the American immigrant experience, no matter where you came from. Or where your people came from way back when. Go back far enough and …
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
‘Dogfight’ brings troops’ experience to Modern stage
The Modern Theater Coeur d’Alene tackles the emotional toll war takes with its production of “Dogfight,” a musical that follows a group of Marines as they prepare to ship out …
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016, 10:32 A.M.
Long-missing Missoula soldier finally buried in Virginia
After 48 years, the remains of a long-missing Vietnam War veteran are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016, 8:20 P.M.
Children of the Vietnam War spent decades finding American fathers
Jimmy Miller was one of the lucky ones – he came to America from Vietnam and eventually reunited with his father, an Army sreviceman. Now he’s founded a nonprofit to …
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
Legacy of War: Helicopter pilot Jim Emch was the 85th Spokane County resident to die in Vietnam
Jim Emch always wanted to fly helicopters, and he got his wish when he became the pilot of a Huey gunship in Vietnam. He was killed in a helicopter crash …
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo
Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama lifted the U.S. embargo on selling arms to America’s former enemy Monday and made the case for a …
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
Opinions from past add perspective
Editorials covered “coeds” gone wild at college campuses, the Vietnam War, a sandpit eyesore and federal tax reform.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
Vietnam vets honored, as 50th anniversary commemorated
Spokane Valley commemorated Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Tuesday
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
Vietnam vets honored at Spokane event
About 30 Vietnam veterans gathered in Spokane Tuesday to commemorate the end of that war.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016
Opinions offer historical perspective
A glimpse back at history can offer perspective on current events.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest
Their cremated remains have been in storage at mortuaries and churches throughout the state, some for more than 40 years. On a blustery Tuesday morning, in handcrafted boxes of purpleheart …
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015, 6:54 P.M.
Trump, who avoided Vietnam, mocks McCain for being prisoner of war
AMES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Sen. John McCain’s military record at a conservative forum Saturday, saying the party’s 2008 nominee and former prisoner of war was …
MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013
Author connects with Vietnam veterans through book about ex-husband
At the sight of me cradling an M-60 like the one he carried in Vietnam, Grady Myers would have rocked back on his heels and wiped tears of laughter from …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013
Spokane VA renamed for Medal of Honor recipients
When Hugh Smith lifted the bandaged body of Joe Mann from the battlefield near Best, Holland, in September 1944, he didn’t know he was carrying a former high school football …
SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 2013
Traveling Vietnam War memorial stops in Hayden
An emotion-choked crowd honored the service of veterans Friday at a traveling exhibit of the Vietnam Memorial Wall at Hayden City Park. Hundreds of people turned out for the opening …
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
CdA’s Freedom Tree to be removed during park renovation
A Norway spruce in a Coeur d’Alene park chosen to honor a Vietnam War prisoner 40 years ago will be cut down. The Freedom Tree, as it’s known, will be …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2011
Spin Control: Honoring all Vietnam vets seems decent thing to do
OLYMPIA – It’s never really clear whether coincidence or fate juxtaposes certain events, but there was a peculiar one here last week. For those who didn’t notice, Friday was the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2011
Veterans at Vietnam memorial moving wall recall their losses
She was with some of those men whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall as they died, said Becky Branson, of Moscow, Idaho. But she can’t say who …
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
43 years after rescue, pilots finally meet
MODESTO – Wayne Hague always wondered whatever happened to the pilot whose crippled plane he refueled and escorted to safety over North Vietnam in 1967. Ron Catton always wondered about …
SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2011
Hmong lose revered leader, 81
FRESNO, Calif. – Vang Pao, a fabled military hero and beloved father figure among the international Hmong refugee community, will be honored with a massive funeral “fit for a king” …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, 2010, 3:08 P.M.
Monument to honor bravery of Spokane soldier and father
When Army Sgt. 1st Class Bruce A. Grandstaff volunteered for duty in Vietnam in 1966 he left his two young daughters behind. When he lost his life on May 18, …
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
Soldier’s final mission: Find lost comrade
Jerry Dellwo returned home last week from his first visit to Southeast Asia since his adventures as a Green Beret sergeant during the Vietnam War. But this was no vacation. …
MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009, 8:40 A.M.
McNamara, defense chief during Vietnam War, dies
Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense vilified for his role in escalating the Vietnam War, a disastrous conflict he later denounced as “terribly wrong,” died Monday. He was …
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009
What was left to say
OLYMPIA – They turn up on the granite, in a quiet niche carved into the earth: old medals, photographs, and letters to the dead. “Dear Dad: This is your first …
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009, 9:36 P.M.
Reaching out beyond the wall
For more than 22 years, people have been leaving keepsakes and notes at the state’s Vietnam War memorial, a dark green rock wall engraved with the names of the Washingtonians …
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2008
Bonded by Vietnam, members of ‘Evergreen Platoon’ reunite
OLYMPIA – In 1968, 80 young men from Washington state stood in their white shirts and thin black ties in the echoing state Capitol and listened to then-Gov. Dan Evans …
MONDAY, MAY 26, 2008
Platoon’s survivors still stick together
At a time when the United States was shoring up its military presence in Vietnam, the Marine Corps signed up 80 young men from Washington state and allowed them to …