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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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Top Vietnam War (1955-1975) Articles

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  • Israelis, Vietnam, and deregulation: Letters

    Where are crying Israelis? Why on page A3 of the Orlando Sentinel do we often have a picture of a sobbing Palestinian in Gaza? Are there no sobbing Israelis? Unfortunately, Jews have been killed, and Jewish families mourn, too. These pictures of the...
  • What a difference these teachers made: Letters

    Citizen of the world I graduated from West Orange High School in 1989. In my three years there, I learned from many wonderful teachers, but Dr. Irene Earls was the one who had the greatest impact on my development as a citizen of the world. Dr....
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Roller rink puts late skate enthusiast's gear on display

    Roller rink puts late skate enthusiast's gear on display
    Moonlight Rollerway is memorializing a longtime patron who had a big pair of roller skates and an even bigger passion for the sport. David Snowden’s size 14 custom Riedell skates, valued at more than $700, are on display at the rink’s...
  • Veterans make a pitch for a memorial garden

    A group of veterans and local activists urged the Orange County Fair Board on Thursday to build a memorial garden at the fairgrounds that would honor veterans and the property's military heritage. The garden would be an appropriate addition to the...
  • Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code

    Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code
    Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89....
  • Editor's choice: 'The Frangipani Hotel' by Violet Kupersmith

    Editor's choice: 'The Frangipani Hotel' by Violet Kupersmith
    "The Frangipani Hotel," a debut collection of thematically linked short stories, opens with "Boat Story," in which a girl working on a school project meets her Vietnamese grandmother's resistance and is told to consult her father. The girl complains:...
  • Numbers Game

    Numbers Game
    According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
  • Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on

    Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on
    Russian troops are massing menacingly on Ukraine's eastern border. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and 33,000 American troops fight on in Afghanistan. So where is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed this week? To Hawaii — for a meeting with...
  • For the record

    Jeremiah Denton: A news obituary of Vietnam War hero Jeremiah Denton in the March 29 LATExtra section said Viet Cong soldiers captured him when his plane was shot down and later paraded him before TV cameras in a propaganda ploy that backfired. Denton was...
  • Crescenta Valley profile: Steve Pierce

    Crescenta Valley profile: Steve Pierce
    Among the many hats he wears in the Crescenta Valley, Steve Pierce takes it upon himself every morning around 5 a.m. to tidy up Montrose’s Vietnam War Memorial and pick up any trash around it. After that, he spends the rest of the day talking to...