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Hundreds of veterans from across the Northwest will travel to Pasco on May 24 to help escort a replica version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to City View Cemetery.
Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.
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
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Marines to Vietnam, March 9, 1965
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 grant from the Lilly Endowment is the largest single cash donation in the fund’s 37-year history.
Like many others now in comfortable middle age, my political consciousness was shaped by the geopolitics of Southeast Asia. With my parents I went to protest marches and chanted “Hell, no, we won’t go.” I asked my babysitters why they wore bracelets with the names of men they’d never met on their wrists, vaguely understood about “going to Canada,” and plastered my school notebooks with peace signs. I may have a had a poster in my childhood bedroom that read “Make love, not war” when thoughts of making love were nothing less than disgusting.
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. “Hal” Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died. He was 94.
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 from the grounds of a Buddhist temple, demining experts said Tuesday.
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.
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 of friends and family will accompany him to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.
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 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which pays tribute to the more than 58,000 U.S. service members who lost their lives in the conflict.
Vietnam’s legislature on Tuesday endorsed the government’s decision to scrap plans to build the country’s first two nuclear power plants.
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 are still being killed in horrifying numbers.
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 withdrawal from combat operations, died Nov. 16 at a hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 94.
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, rhinos and other endangered species from extinction.
They were the lucky ones who managed to make it home from Vietnam. Now, a half-century later, some veterans are finding out they, too, are victims of the war.
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 men reunited in Boundary County, a visit that was more about hunting memories than about hunting elk.
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.
Vietnamese state media say a fire at a karaoke parlor has killed 13 people in the country’s capital.
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 we’re pretty much all immigrants to America.