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Richard Pyle, AP reporter of Vietnam War and much more, dies

NEW YORK – Reporter Richard Pyle, whose Associated Press career spanned a half-century of war, catastrophe and other indelible stories, died Thursday at age 83. He died at a hospital of respiratory failure due to lung fibrosis and obstructive lung disease, said his wife, actress-writer Brenda Smiley.

Outside View: Documentary revisits Vietnam tragedy

The following editorial is from the Chicago Tribune. Is there a more painful game of “What if?” that Americans could play than to wonder what the 1960s, and today, would look like if the United States had avoided military catastrophe in Vietnam?

Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends U.S. MIA searches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War.

Recipient of five Purple Hearts will help welcome pickup through Spokane on way to veteran in Texas

Randy Howard’s a soldier and a survivor. He’s been shot in the head by a Vietnamese sniper. Bayoneted in the gut. Flesh ripped by grenade shrapnel. He went to Vietnam as an Army Airborne Ranger for 13 months in 1966 and 1967. He went home for five months and was called back, this time for the Tet Offensive in early 1968. It was the bayonet that got him discharged for good.

Bayview Daze to give Vietnam vets warm welcome

Armed with a flatbed to carry veterans unable to walk the half-mile parade route down Main Avenue, and with pizzas donated from Domino’s and Pizza Hut, Vietnam veterans from within 100 miles of Bayview are invited to participate in the Bayview Daze Parade, July 1. This news made me smile. Way to go Bayview! CH

Bayview Daze to give Vietnam vets warm welcome

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 veterans a new welcome in this year’s Bayview Daze parade.

Purple Heart returns to Vietnam veteran after five decades

NEWPORT, Wash. – Allen Pough remembers the day vividly. He could hardly see anything as he cut his way through thick, green foliage with a machete along the Ho Chi Minh trail. And then it happened: His 1st Cavalry Division unit was ambushed by the enemy.

Japan, Vietnam to bolster maritime security cooperation

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 increasingly assertive activity in regional seas.