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Tonight I had the honor and privilege to have dinner with three veterans and Kaarin Remmich of NDSU's Military and Veteran Services office. The veterans - my son Noah, Dr. Berlin Nelson (from NDSU), a... Posted on 11/6/12 at 10:22 PM
Huy Tran, a captain at Grand Forks Air Force Base, left his home country of Vietnam as an 11-year-old. This summer, 18 years later, he returned to his native land as an interpreter for a recovery team with a noble purpose — to bring closure for Americans who lost family members in the Vietnam War.
The Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center was "deficient" in its handling of a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who killed himself while under the agency's care, according to a recent report by the national Veterans Administration office.
One of North Dakota’s most popular governors had no doubt he was the target of a 1967 assassination plot in Vietnam. The near-death experience happened on a trip former Gov. Bill Guy initially didn’t want to go on in the first place.
A future education center in Washington, D.C., will display photos of North Dakota soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Organizers of the Education Center at the Wall, which is slated to open Veterans Day 2014, are seeking the public’s help so a photo of every U.S. soldier killed in Vietnam can be featured in an exhibit.
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we asked readers to write in with memories of that time period. The Vietnam War didn’t and still doesn’t get the same kind of public recognition as World War II and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neighbors’ brothers came home with no fanfare and no flags, said Ludwig, now of Larimore, N.D.
For decades, Evie Struwe has wondered about the young man whose name she carried on her wrist years ago, a name inscribed on a bracelet to honor and remember an Air Force pilot from Grand Forks who was lost in Vietnam nearly 46 years ago. The simple engraving: “Maj. Clifton Cushman 9/25/66.”
A homemade wind chime with the word "Whining" under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute accident. Every Sunday he trims his crew cut. He didn't join the Army willingly, but as Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger prepares to retire, he's grateful he found his calling.
National effort seeks to find photographs of all 58,267 lost in Vietnam Of the 198 North Dakotans who were killed or declared missing in the Vietnam War, David James Corcoran of Grand Forks was the youngest, just 50 days past his 18th birthday when he died in 1969.
Sgt. Ward G. Walter, 50, of Minot, killed in 1967, was the oldest.
Their names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., among the 58,267 soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen listed as lost in Southeast Asia more than 40 years ago.
After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. Only about half of the 8,000 seats at RMIT University were sold to a mix of Vietnamese and foreigners who danced on the grass as Dylan played guitar, harmonica and the keyboard.
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