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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    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...
  • Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed

    Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed
    On Sept. 24, 1969, Chicago hosted a double-header of tragicomedy, the kind of spectacles in which you didn't know whether to laugh or cry. One ended that day: a Cubs pennant run that, only two weeks earlier, looked likely to bring a World Series to...
  • Lehigh Valley Events: Save the dates

    GLASS BLAST: Experience a scorching evening of glassblowing, live music and food 7-10 p.m. Friday at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks to support the Glass Studio at the Banana Factory. Glass Blast begins by selecting a hand-blown glass filled with...
  • 80,000 vets with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

    As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of...
  • Winter Park Institute 2014-15 season of speakers

     Winter Park Institute 2014-15 season of speakers
    Rollins Winter Park Institute, which each year brings world-renowned speakers to Central Florida, has announced its schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. Headliners include author and journalist Eric Schlosser, two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins,...
  • Free speech, 'civility,' and how universities are getting them mixed up

    Free speech, 'civility,' and how universities are getting them mixed up
    When someone in power praises the principle of free speech, it's wise to be on the lookout for weasel words. The phrase "I favor constructive criticism," is weaseling. So is, "You can express your views as long as they're respectful." In those examples,...
  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns

    Store's wedding gift to military brides: free gowns
    When Marlis Porter Fyke, daughter of a Vietnam War fighter pilot, got married, she had no problem affording a wedding dress. But many others struggle with sticker shock, Fyke says. Gowns from designers such as Austin Scarlett, Jim Hjelm and Kenneth...
  • Nonprofit Group To Repair Veterans' Homes In Hartford

    Nonprofit Group To Repair Veterans' Homes In Hartford
    HARTFORD — Jimmie Delaine is proud of the Harvard Street home he has owned for the last 18 years. Delaine, a Marine Corps veteran, also takes pride in being able to keep up with upkeep on his modest Cape Cod-style house. But that has gotten...
  • Maywood fire chief: Patriotic sticker controversy blown out of proportion

    Maywood fire chief: Patriotic sticker controversy blown out of proportion
    Maywood's fire chief said the controversy over his order to have all patriotic and personal stickers removed from firefighters' helmets and lockers — including American flags and 9/11 memorials — was blown out of proportion.  Chief Craig...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...