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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Teen packages personal items to give to homeless vets

    It became a family affair when 17-year-old Zachary Codrea of suburban Akron, Ohio, heard about the Stand Down program for homeless veterans and wanted to become involved. His family attends a Romanian Orthodox church that sponsors a pancake breakfast...
  • Moms reflect on effects of gun control march

    Moms reflect on effects of gun control march
    In the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings 15 years ago, passionate women from all over the country converged on Washington, D.C., to demand tougher gun restrictions. Called the Million Mom March, it was a powerful grass-roots movement that...
  • John Dean takes a fresh look at Watergate in 'Nixon Defense'

    "My voice on the Nixon tapes is really very clear and very good," says John Dean, adjusting the microphone recording him on a summer day in Westwood. Aug. 9 marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon's resignation from office, and Dean is...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Analyzing on a 'Fizzio Friday'

    It hadn’t been a good week. I was poised to spend another five hours at Starbucks editing the Great American Novel. After 14 months I was stuck in a mire attempting to bring synthesis to 66 chapters of action. Was Ofa Hawkins, the heroine,...
  • 'Forrest Gump' to get Imax theatrical re-release for 20th anniversary

    "Forrest Gump" is headed back to the big screen for its 20th anniversary — or, rather, the bigger screen.┬áThe weeklong September re-release will screen exclusively in Imax, with digitally remastered images and sound. Directed by Robert Zemeckis,...
  • Obama gets a taste of KC barbecue alongside some fellow citizens

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. His presidential motorcade steered to Arthur...
  • Boy Scouts in Ohio neighborhood help revive Vietnam memorial

    A few metal plaques remain after 42 years. Many are disheveled and twisted, likely by a lawn mower blade. Etched on the plaques are the names of residents of the Goodyear Height neighborhood of Akron, Ohio, who died in the Vietnam War. The plaques rest...
  • Appreciation: Jazz musician Charlie Haden spoke for beauty

    Appreciation: Jazz musician Charlie Haden spoke for beauty
    I’d probably only been covering jazz for the Los Angeles Times for a year or so when the phone rang at my desk and on the other end was Charlie Haden. For a half-second, I was terrified. Was this how I was going to find out that the tiny voice...
  • Bill would add names of 'Lost 74' sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Bill would add names of 'Lost 74' sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    The ship's bow sank in a few minutes. The battle to add its deceased crew members' names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has lasted more than a decade. But it could soon be coming to an end. A House-approved bill could clear the way for the names...
  • Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

    Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.
    When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
  • What the 9/11 museum could learn from two Latin American memorials

    What the 9/11 museum could learn from two Latin American memorials
    It is difficult to say at which point during my visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum I went from somber to irritated. Was it at the umpteenth piece of mangled wreckage? Or at one of the overwhelming displays, cluttered with everything from a man's watch to...