Stories tagged: vietnam war
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
A small group of friends, family and staff members gathered at Providence St. Joseph’s Care Center on Feb. 4 to honor Vietnam veteran Neal Franklin with a Quilt of Valor.
Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
William H. Pitsenbarger was a Vietnam War hero. In 1966, the 21-year-old Air Force pararescue jumper, or P.J. in military parlance, descended from a helicopter – a real-life deus ex …
Mon., May 27, 2019
Larry Plager of Medical Lake collected hundreds of stories about war; now this Vietnam vet is turning the page
Reading and writing about the Vietnam War has brought Larry Plager in touch with his war experiences, and resulted in a gift of hundreds of books, videos and other materials …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
For Phil Mulligan, Vietnam remains a land of surprises.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
For a group of Whitworth University students, a 2
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
Several Whitworth University students weren’t sure what to expect when they left Sunday for a three-week tour of Vietnam and the legacy of a war that divided a nation a …
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018
The worst day in Vietnam for Jan Scruggs did not come in battle. It did not come in a jungle ambush, or a massive night time enemy assault, or a …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Hank Melanson was 18 years old and had just landed near Khe Sanh in central Vietnam when he witnessed a fellow Marine shot and killed. The battle launched what came …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. A new president, Nov. 24, 1963
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Longtime Spokane attorney and law firm partner, Hugh “Terry” Lackie, has made his last argument. He was 71.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
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 …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
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 …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Looking Back column for Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
Thu., Aug. 24, 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.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
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 …
Mon., July 24, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017
After nearly half a century of waiting, a terminally ill Vietnam veteran received his high school diploma from North Central High School on Wednesday.
Mon., July 3, 2017
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.
Sun., July 2, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017
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 …
Tue., June 13, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Flag Day, June 14, 1954
Fri., May 12, 2017
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.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
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, …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
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 …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
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 …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
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 …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
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 …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
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 …
Thu., July 28, 2016
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 …
Fri., June 24, 2016
After 48 years, the remains of a long-missing Vietnam War veteran are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.