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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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Top Vietnam War (1955-1975) Articles

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  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
  • 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...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • 21st Century immigration: Not your grandparents' way of becoming American

    To the editor: The story of early 20th century immigrant Benjamin Axelrod takes us back to a time when being in America was more synonymous with being an American. ("The boy who was desperate to be an American," Op-Ed, July 5) For immigrants during that...
  • 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...
  • Texan upgraded domestic service

    Texan upgraded domestic service
    Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
  • 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...
  • Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014

    Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014
    During the Vietnam War, while carrying out an assignment as a helicopter door-gunner and crew chief in the Navy's Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 support of river patrol boats and Navy SEALs along the Mekong River, Anthony Guptaitis Jr. and his...
  • Murdered Israeli teens mourned in North Shore service

    Murdered Israeli teens mourned in North Shore service
    Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them. Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
  • Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger

    Johnny Mann dies at 85; Grammy-winning conductor and arranger
    Grammy-winning conductor and arranger Johnny Mann, whose singing group was a staple of recordings and TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday at his home in Anderson, S.C. He was 85. Mann had been treated for heart problems in recent years,...
  • Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago

    Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago
    A cheerleader for the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century and a leader in the labor movement during the Depression; hounded during the McCarthy era and orphaned after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party USA on Friday returned to...