THE PERIPHERY Largest Cave in the World Discovered
In 1991, Vietnamese man Ho Khanh was wandering the wilderness of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park:
He didn't want to investigate, though, because there was quite a drop-off to get down there. So he ... Posted on 9/10/13 at 7:44 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Bunker Hill
Yesterday the flags were changed out at Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill is a Vietnam Memorial that was dreamt of and started by a Marine who did a tour in Vietnam.
Bunker Hill overlooks the prairie. The day... Posted on 8/25/13 at 9:11 AM
THE NEW FORTY Reflect...
Today in our DC travels we visited, amongst other things, three very important memorials - the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran Memorial. Each of these ... Posted on 7/30/13 at 8:42 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a time to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. While some of you may have known someone personally that fits that description, Ive been fortuna... Posted on 5/26/13 at 9:05 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Faces of Asia
It might be the single, most powerful image to humans: the face.
In it we see so much; and from it we react so much. Ever examine your feelings when seeing different faces? It's incredible how the su... Posted on 10/13/12 at 7:56 AM
As a young police officer in 1972, Ben Harrison noticed a pile of bracelets on a convenience store counter in Memphis, Tenn. Each carried the name of a U.S. service member missing in Vietnam. He picked one at random, and he has worn it since.
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.
Over the past two years, federal officials say, an estimated 10,000 more veterans have sought medical compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange, an herbicide that contains a toxic chemical called dioxin.
Nov. 11 in Larimore will feature “A Tribute to the Vietnam Vet: Welcome Home,” beginning with a program at 6 p.m. at the high school gym, followed by a dinner and family dance at the American Legion Club. All veterans will be recognized at the Veterans Day events in Larimore.
A funeral has started for four of the five victims of a shooting rampage last weekend at a Texas roller rink. More than 200 people attended a service this morning for Trini Do, her sisters Michelle and Lynn Ta, and her brother Hien Ta. Do's estranged husband, Tan Do, shot her and her siblings during a birthday party for their 10-year-old son in Grand Prairie, Texas. He later killed himself.
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.
An anchored boat packed with sleeping travelers sank early Thursday in Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay, killing 12 people from nine countries in the deadliest tour boat accident since the country opened to foreign visitors 25 years ago.
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