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Kimo Williams: Are You Experienced?

Rick Fredericksen | Published: January 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Shaped by his in-country experiences, musician and Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams continues to work on behalf of vets and soldiers from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq

Newly Discovered Vietnam Monument Baffles Pennsylvania Community

Published: November 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm
The mystery monument features the Wendell Willkie quote, "For if we want to fight for freedom, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone whether they agree with us or not...." (Photo: Rich Schwartzman) A monument dedicated on Nov. …

Chuck Hagel Leads 50th Anniversary Advisory Group

Published: November 29, 2012 at 11:56 am
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was tapped by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in October to chair an advisory committee for the 50th anniversary events commemorating the Vietnam War. "I am honored by the appointment and looking forward to doing all …

War Hero Poser Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Theft

Published: September 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm
KaczmarczykIn spite of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision striking down the Stolen Valor Act and upholding citizens' right to free speech, there are still laws on the books for civil and criminal fraud—obtaining some advantage or material …

President Launches Commemoration and Lauds Vietnam Vets at The Wall on Memorial Day

Published: July 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm
President Barack Obama delivered the keynote remarks at the Memorial Day Observance at The Wall on May 28, 2012. (Photo by Jim Greenhill)This year's Memorial Day observance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was highlighted by President Barack Obama's appearance …

Broadway Play Plots Pro-War Columnist's Joe Alsop's Fall

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
A new production on Broadway, The Columnist, which ran April through June 2012, examines the life of famed Cold War–era journalist Joseph Alsop (1910-89), whose op-ed column "Matter of Fact" ran in hundreds of newspapers for nearly 40 …

Army Spc. 4 Leslie Sabo Awarded Medal of Honor Posthumously in White House Ceremony on May 16

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm
Loaded with gear, infantryman Leslie Sabo poses with his M-60. (Photo: James Bemus)Leslie H. Sabo Jr., the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient, died in a Cambodian jungle on May 10, 1970, after a daylong battle in which he …

The Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Kicks Off at Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at The Wall

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm
The Department of Defense 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War is slated to get its official kickoff at the annual Memorial Day ceremony held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The decade-long commemoration is under the direction …

In remembrance of combat photographer Horst Faas, 1933-2012

Don North | Published: May 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In 2008, Horst Faas appeared at the Newseum in Washington to pay tribute to the photographers who went down in a helicopter over Laos. (Photo: Don North)In 1965 as a green kid with a $30 35mm Yashika and a fixed …

Tapes Give New Voice to JFK's Vietnam Doubt

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
The last 45 hours of more than 248 hours of declassified conversations of President John F. Kennedy, taped in the White House shortly before his death, reveal a president worried about where the war in Vietnam was headed. On the …

New Nixon Audio Tape Reveals Details of His Late Night Visit with Protestors at the Lincoln Memorial

Debra Newbold | Published: December 06, 2011 at 5:30 pm
The Dictabelts The Nixon Presidential Library is releasing the second installment of Presidential dictabelts, which include President Nixon's recollections of his surreal early morning surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial on May 9, 1970, when he met with anti-Vietnam War …

Vietnam Vets Screened Footage for “Vietnam in HD” Film Project

Debra Newbold | Published: November 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm
Vietnam veteran Sonny Silva, lower left, reviews war footage of "Vietnam in HD" with Lou Reda Productions senior editor Sammy Jackson. ( small group of Vietnam vets joined a film production crew as "interns" last summer to help edit hours …

Nov. 17 - Dec. 10: Connecticut artist exhibits 242 Vietnam war casualty portraits inspired by 1969 Life magazine story

Debra Newbold | Published: November 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm
The Bridgeport University Gallery in Connecticut will be exhibiting Peter Konsterlie's 242 portraits of U.S. soldiers who died in one week in Vietnam, an artistic undertaking inspired by the June 27, 1969, Life magazine cover and article, "Faces of …

'Vietnam in HD' Premiers on HISTORY

HistoryNet | Published: November 04, 2011 at 11:36 pm
HISTORY presents a new three-part, six-hour series "Vietnam in HD," which premiers November 8 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Opens Oct. 14: "The 1968 Exhibit" in St. Paul Begins with a Huey That Has Landed in a Living Room

Debra Newbold | Published: October 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm
A new traveling exhibit that looks back at the tumultuous year of 1968 debuts Oct. 14, 2011 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minn. "The 1968 Exhibit" traces the escalating war in Vietnam and its growing opposition, the …

“Call for Photos” Continues, as NBA Owners Donate Millions to The Education Center at The Wall

Debra Newbold | Published: September 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm
Nationwide, the "Call for Photos" for The Education Center is picking up steam. The Honolulu Star Advertiser recently ran a full page ad, "Never forget a face," designed to urge islanders to help locate photographs of Hawaii's Vietnam veterans whose …
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