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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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Top Vietnam War (1955-1975) Articles

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  • Roots of PTSD in veterans run deep

    It's hard to explain to people who have never been in the armed services just how much a person changes from the experience. I was drafted during the Vietnam War. Like everyone else, my parents taught me not to harm anyone. Basic training wiped that away....
  • Sara Schastok, Evanston Community Foundation CEO

    Sara Schastok, Evanston Community Foundation CEO
    Sara Schastok took the scenic route to Evanston, starting from her rural Michigan roots, to India and then various U.S. college campuses before landing in Evanston in 1983. As president and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation, Schastok oversees a...
  • PTSD continues to afflict Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war

    Four decades after the Vietnam War, 11% of its veterans still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research suggesting that for some people it is a condition unlikely to ever go away. The findings, presented Friday at a meeting...
  • Today's special meeting in Winter Garden may start without an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance

    Today's special meeting in Winter Garden may start without an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance
    Today's special commission meeting in Winter Garden – called to address a controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance and public invocations – may start without either, according to the meeting agenda on the city website. Winter Garden's...
  • Ex-Im Bank, amnesty, and Tiger: Letters

    Let Ex-Im Bank expire A Front Burner column on Friday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce asserted that the Export-Import Bank is necessary for the success of Florida's flourishing export industry ("Financing helps Fla. firms keep up with foreign...
  • Poorly trained 'assistant physicians' aren't the answer

    To the editor: Can an untrained doctor deliver top-quality primary care after 30 days of supervision in an established practice? I had firsthand experience with partially trained internists while an Army physician during the Vietnam War. I saw some...
  • Serving Veterans: Van Operator Offers Rides To And From Newington Hospital

    NEWINGTON — For Don Davis, it's all about helping his fellow veterans. The former U.S. Marine is coordinator of the Disabled American Veterans' van service at the VA/Connecticut Healthcare hospital in Newington. Every weekday, Davis and his...
  • Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit

    Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit
    Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but they were making a pit stop at the Jesus Burgers house. Music,...
  • Re-creating the Tribe

    During a recent rehearsal for a new local production of the rock musical "Hair," 61-year-old Thomas Ortalano spontaneously starts singing the words to the song "Donna." Before long, 19-year-old Tyler Fernandez and the rest of the young cast chime in and...
  • Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation

     Extraordinary Life: A Litigator With A Gift For Mediation
    Palmer McGee was a soft spoken, white-shoe lawyer with an innate sense of fairness and compassion. He embodied paradox: a West Point graduate who actively opposed the war in Vietnam; a Republican who ran for the U.S. Senate on a peace ticket. He...
  • As disability awards grow, so do concerns with veracity of PTSD claims

    As disability awards grow, so do concerns with veracity of PTSD claims
    The 49-year-old veteran explained that he suffered from paranoia in crowds, nightmares and unrelenting flashbacks from the Iraq war. He said he needed his handgun to feel secure and worried that he would shoot somebody. The symptoms were textbook post-...