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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson an Eagle Scout to the core

    Dressed in a blazer and gray slacks, Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson better known as the CEO of Exxon Mobil approached the podium during a national meeting of the Boy Scouts of America at a Texas hotel last year. The organization's delegates had just voted...
  • Medal of Honor awarded to two soldiers from Vietnam War

    On March 11, 1966, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and his squad of Green Berets found themselves atop a hill, in the dark, in the middle of a jungle in central Vietnam. They had endured days of battle with North Vietnamese troops off the Ho Chi...
  • Occidental in $190 million settlement to clean up New Jersey river

    (Reuters) - Occidental Chemical Corp has agreed to pay New Jersey $190 million as part of a settlement to clean up the polluted Passaic River, state officials announced on Monday. The agreement, which is subject to approval by New Jersey Superior Court,...
  • Iraqi captive at Guantanamo gets Marine lawyer who invaded Iraq

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance of the U.S. military in invasion of Afghanistan in 2003 met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: a...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War veterans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, America's most distinguished honor for heroism in combat, to two soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, one who survived and one who was killed in action. Obama hung the medal...
  • War will not end violence [Letter]

    War will not end violence [Letter]
    I am saddened that President Barack Obama, who rode to election promising to end wars, has once again essentially called on us to go to war ("ISIS is not invincible," Sept. 9). I am also saddened that there is so little protest. This is so different...
  • Fractious politics to test new Swedish leader's negotiating skills

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - At the height of the global financial crisis trade union leader Stefan Lofven, now set to become Sweden's prime minister after Sunday's election, did the unthinkable and cut a deal with employers agreeing pay cuts and shorter hours....
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    COMMUNITY AWARDS DINNER: The Alliance for Building Communities Annual Dinner & Partnership Awards begins with a cash-bar cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, 645 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Dinner and presentations...
  • Festival-goers haven't forgotten what the battle was for

    Festival-goers haven't forgotten what the battle was for
    Three Vietnam War veterans stood on the ramparts of Fort McHenry, gazed onto the Patapsco where British warships launched hundreds of rockets and mortar shells almost 200 years ago, and imagined the scene that unfolded during the Battle of Baltimore. "I...
  • Civilian Firepower Put Police In Arms Race

    When I graduated from the Hartford Police Academy in 1964, I was given a Colt .38-cal. police revolver, which held six bullets. This was more than enough firepower to keep us safe as we protected the city. Our heaviest piece of equipment was a patrol...
  • Memoir recounts how Robert Timberg rebuilt his life after being disfigured by land-mine blast in Vietnam

    The photos of author Robert Timberg in recent years aren't as horrifying as his memoir leads readers to expect. His eyes are direct and unflinching, and his mouth expresses wry amusement. He has the kind of wrinkles normally found on a 74-year-old man...