Stories tagged: Vietnam
Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
A traditional water buffalo fight in northern Vietnam was suspended after an animal attacked and killed its owner, in the first human fatality since the sport resumed after the Vietnam …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 6:34 a.m.
When Vicky Richardson learned about how poorly soldiers returning home from Vietnam were treated, she decided something needed to be done. Now, her city of Bayview, Idaho, aims to give …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Japan and Vietnam agreed Tuesday to bolster their security ties through Japanese-funded projects including the upgrading of Vietnamese coastal patrol capabilities, defense equipment and technology transfer amid concerns about China’s …
Mon., May 29, 2017
Some 79 years after he fell off a fishing boat and sank into obscurity, World War I veteran Henry Hartman finally had funeral services Thursday with full military honors in …
Tue., May 2, 2017
Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.
Fri., April 7, 2017
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, calls King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech “a prophetic sermon,” and is carrying King’s strategy forward into the 21st century
Tue., March 7, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Marines to Vietnam, March 9, 1965
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:18 a.m.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington. The fund said the …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Vietnamese cuisine is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world, for its lean meats and proteins, fresh vegetables and limited use of dairy.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 4:46 a.m.
Vietnam’s legislature on Tuesday endorsed the government’s decision to scrap plans to build the country’s first two nuclear power plants.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9 p.m.
Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Britain’s Prince William has arrived on his first visit to Vietnam, where he will take part in an international conference on illegal wildlife trade in the fight to protect elephants, …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Brought together in battle, Vietnam veterans reunite decades later in North Idaho to hunt elk and long-suppressed memories
Dennis Place and Dennis Ponsness met by chance nearly 50 years ago in Vietnam, when Ponsness piloted the helicopter that delivered an injured Place to safety. Last month, the two …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
The first chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is preparing for the day when there won’t be any members left to care for the monument to their service.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Vietnamese state media say a fire at a karaoke parlor has killed 13 people in the country’s capital.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 4 p.m.
Inland Northwest Honor Flight takes wing again, giving vets a chance to remember and, for some, to heal
Inland Northwest Honor Flight left on its 31st journey Monday, taking 92 veterans to tour the nation’s war memorials in Washington D.C. For some, it’s a bittersweet trip.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Toxic waste discharged from a Taiwanese-owned steel complex in central Vietnam harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen, the Vietnamese government said in tallying the damage …
Sat., July 2, 2016
I survived mustard gas and ghastly death in European trenches in WW I and, 48 stars strong, was hoisted by six soldiers on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in WW …
Mon., May 30, 2016
Isadore “Ace” Allen was killed two days after arriving in Korea in 1950; now his memory lives on in the nephew who is named after him and in a book …
Sat., May 28, 2016
On his Vietnam trip this week, Obama accepted the reality of an abusive dictatorship while announcing a warming of relations and the lifting of the U.S. arms embargo.,
Tue., May 24, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
For all the lusty cheers and warm welcomes that Obama has gotten during his time in Vietnam, the transformation clearly is still very much a work in progress.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Boeing Co. is selling 100 aircraft worth about $11.3 billion at list prices to Vietnam’s VietJet as the airline seeks to expand its international and domestic flights.
Sun., May 22, 2016, 9:24 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Adds US State Department comment. Edits 4th paragraph to fix typo. For global distribution. BEIJING (AP) – China on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015
Local veteran Rodger J. Johnson, 75, saved seven men from burning helicopter wreckage during a training exercise more than 50 years ago. Slowed by a stroke, he says instinct kicked …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10 a.m.
Leon and Dale Brown beat the odds, both surviving a year as corpsmen in Vietnam − and coming to each other’s aid on the battlefield and at home.
Sat., March 29, 2014
In August 1969, a lanky and bushy-haired Army Sgt. Leon Strigotte stooped to inspect makeshift booby traps laid by Viet Cong near Bong Son, a village near the coast in …