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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • East Ridge High stages play that explores emotional wounds left by the Vietnam War

    CLERMONT — In "Private Wars" the characters emerge from the crucible of the war in Vietnam to face their personal devils as patients in the psych ward of a VA hospital. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by East...
  • 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...
  • Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Hillary Clinton?

    Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Hillary Clinton?
    Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare. The former one-term Virginia senator and Vietnam War veteran is making sounds about running for president as a Democrat. He was in Iowa last month; a New Hampshire trip may be in the offing, and he'...
  • Datebook: Art's fall season begins this weekend -- the best openings

    Datebook: Art's fall season begins this weekend -- the best openings
    A history of the avant-garde in Orange County, an installation that takes a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. as a point of inspiration, sound as heard by deaf ears and an L.A. freeway in mirrors. The art season is starting to get rolling and it’s...