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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • 'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture

    'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture
    When last seen in Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way," Lyndon B. Johnson was being serenaded with "Happy Days Are Here Again." After brokering the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with an iron fist and a good ol' boy smile, he managed to escape...
  • Vietnam Syndrome still plaguing U.S. public

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which led to the escalation of the Vietnam War. It's a history worth remembering at a moment when the United States faces so many crises in so...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • 4 days of fundraisers will Tee It Up for the Troops

    4 days of fundraisers will Tee It Up for the Troops
    When Mark Mayes started Seacliff Tee It Up for the Troops in 2012, he had an ambition to raise $100,000 for wounded military veterans. To his surprise, the nonprofit's first charity event that year donated about $185,000 to various veteran support...
  • Will VA hospitals be ready in the future?

    I joined Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Cook County as a resident on July 1, 1971, and retired June 30, 2013. When I joined, building 200 (the main building at Hines) had 1,500 beds that were fully occupied. The occupants were...
  • Tulsa chocolatier's sweet gig

    Tulsa chocolatier's sweet gig
    Chocolate has never been my "thing." Chocolate ice cream? Chocolate cake? Chocolate milk? I've never been tempted by any of them — at least not until I stepped into Glacier Confection's retail store in Tulsa's hip Brady Arts District. Once inside,...
  • Richard Mark AyusoMay 19, 1945 - August 16, 2014

    Richard Mark Ayuso, “Rick,” was born on May 19, 1945, in Glendale, California, and passed away August 16, 2014, in Burbank, California. He spent his life in Burbank, California. He attended Burroughs High School. He served his country during...
  • Robin Williams: Seven of his most memorable movie roles

    Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, was a prolific and dynamic screen presence who left his mark on a diverse assortment of films. His performances were often marked by dynamic...
  • A darker cloud falls over Nixon

    WASHINGTON--In the flurry of new books on the Nixon tapes, another allegation worse than Watergate against the late president has been revisited by a researcher at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia, reviving charges of a possible...
  • Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
  • Enfield's Legion Post 154 Approaching Its 70th Anniversary

    There's a saying among the veterans at the John Maciolek American Legion Post 154 in Enfield. "One of the sayings of the American Legion is, 'We're still serving,'" said Post Commander Lucien Lefevre. "Even though we are out of our military uniforms, we'...