| May 25, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Jeff Houlihan first noticed the helicopter in 1977, perched on top of a 40-foot steel tower at Rialto Municipal Airport. He could tell it was a Huey, used in Vietnam, but no one could explain how it got to the top of the tower. He could tell it had...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:08 AM
Twenty-seven years ago, Lam Ton was living his American dream.
A former interpreter at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, Ton was a can-do Chicago restaurateur who helped revive a declining neighborhood. He was also making a trailblazing return...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:07 AM
How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in...
| Jul 12, 2014
Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Students in the Pocono Mountain School District returned to school under tight security Tuesday morning as police continued to search for Eric Frein, the survivalist and military buff accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and seriously wounding...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
State officials in Chicago broke ground Sunday on a $70.5 million veterans home that will provide nursing and health care services to 200 Illinois vets, including those with Alzheimer’s disease.
“This home is another space to ease the...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Oliver Stone seems to have found the man to play NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in his next pic "The Snowden Files."
Sources tell Variety that Stone has offered the part to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and that the actor has agreed to do it. Though...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:26 PM
The streets of Little Saigon have long reflected the recent history of the country that many here fled as their homeland fell to Communist forces.
The old flag of South Vietnam flies proudly from storefronts, and the sacrifices of the Vietnam War are...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:39 AM
I am sure you have noticed all the hoopla around Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign. They have been tagging it the 'Summer of Sharing' and encouraging fans to enjoy a "moment" of happiness. Coke started offering new bottles with your name on it. I...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered...