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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.
Vietnam’s annual water buffalo fighting festival resumed Thursday despite calls for an end to the traditional event because of its violence.
For one man who served in Vietnam, the memories from nearly five decades ago still have the power to haunt.
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?
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.
As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China Sea.
Looking Back column for Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
Oregon officials will honor two brothers from Klamath Falls who died while fighting in the Vietnam War by adding their names to highway signage.
The memorial wall includes the names of 244 service members from Eastern Washington and North Idaho who were killed during the Vietnam War. Visitors are welcome to view the wall – day or night – through 4 p.m. Sunday.
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.
An Air Force pilot has been laid to rest in his home state of Montana more than 48 years after being shot down during the Vietnam War.
After nearly half a century of waiting, a terminally ill Vietnam veteran received his high school diploma from North Central High School on Wednesday.
Spokane resident Kim Loan Nguyen met her father for the first time Sunday through a program that helps Vietnamese Amerasians connect with their biological fathers.
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 War.
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
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.
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.
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Flag Day, June 14, 1954
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.
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 front of five generations of his family, most of whom he never got to meet.