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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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Top Vietnam War (1955-1975) Articles

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  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger

    Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger
    Grammy-winning conductor and arranger Johnny Mann, whose singing group was a staple of recordings and TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday at his home in Anderson, S.C. He was 85. Mann had been treated for heart problems in recent years,...
  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    Like many of the protagonists in his dozens of young adult books, Walter Dean Myers was once a troubled, sensitive and intelligent young man living an aimless life. A writer's heart beat in his chest, the passion for words there even as he stumbled...
  • David Weiss, renowned oboist who also played the musical saw, dies at 67

    David Weiss was a world-renowned oboist who spent 30 years with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But that's not what got him featured appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and "Prairie Home Companion." In an unlikely pairing for a...
  • Our interference has not made the world safer

    The Republicans are beating up on President Barack Obama for not responding quick enough to the Iraq turmoil. Let's go back nearly 40 years ago to the Vietnam War; a Republican was  president and the country was tired of war. Today we are a country...
  • Veteran barred from saying pledge at University of Wyoming?

    An Army veteran, who served his country in Afghanistan and Iraq, barred from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at one of our nation's universities? That's sure to raise hackles on social media. Campus Reform reported on Cory Schroeder, a student senator...
  • Comparing Iraq and Vietnam

    Andrew J. Bacevich brings into clear view how the slow-motion disaster that was the Iraq war may end. As in Vietnam, we appear to have sent "too many soldiers to make peace and too few to make war." ("Can Obama pull a Nixon with the Iraq crisis?,"...
  • Making 'not one more' gun death a reality

    Making 'not one more' gun death a reality
    Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...
  • Ewan McGregor Starring in Philip Roth's 'American Pastoral'

    Lakeshore Entertainment has hired Phillip Noyce to direct and Ewan McGregor to star in its long-in-development drama, "American Pastoral." The project is based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with an adapted screenplay written by John...
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans

    Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans
    The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...