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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • Thousands turn out for Veterans Day parade in the Valley

    Thousands turn out for Veterans Day parade in the Valley
    More than 3,000 people turned out Monday for the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, which included a flyover and hundreds of U.S. flags. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who serves as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, acted as grand...
  • Lara Logan: '60 Minutes' admits Benghazi source may have 'misled' her

    Lara Logan: '60 Minutes' admits Benghazi source may have 'misled' her
    Looks like "60 Minutes" is getting ready to walk away from at least part of Lara Logan's controversial Benghazi report. The CBS newsmagazine featured a segment last month about the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Libya, which happened on the 11th...
  • In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK

    In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK
    As this year's death-obsessed Emmy Awards broadcast took time to mention, Nov. 22 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The remembrance traveled from Walter Cronkite's announcement of the president's death to a Carrie...
  • The U.S. Army discovers Africa

    The U.S. Army discovers Africa
    On the list of U.S. military priorities, Africa has always ranked right smack at the bottom. Now that appears to be changing. As Eric Schmitt recently reported in the New York Times, "thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now...
  • Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974

    Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974
    DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade. But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether...
  • Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town

    Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town
    They're two men from nations once at war, faraway realms with starkly foreign languages, cultures and such opposing weather as frozen wind and tropical heat. But these days, Don Sammons and Nguyen Dinh Pham prefer to concentrate on what they have in...
  • Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound

     Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound
    His was the last face I saw, the final voice I heard before I stepped backward off the 100-foot cliff. Even now, nearly two decades later, I can envision his weathered features and wispy white hair, and I can recall much of what he said. My fear, he...
  • Review: William Boyd's Bond novel 'Solo' puzzles over its mission

     Review: William Boyd's Bond novel 'Solo' puzzles over its mission
    There is no big set piece to open "Solo," the new James Bond novel by British author William Boyd. The secret agent best known as 007 doesn't launch the story with an extravagant car chase, sky diving stunt or gunfight. The book is populated with...
  • Robert Rheault dies at 87; Green Beret commander accused of murder

    Robert Rheault dies at 87; Green Beret commander accused of murder
    In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne. He had held the job for only three weeks, however,...
  • The truth about football

    The truth about football
    Football periodically faces extinction, but never has the game been enveloped in a crisis as odd as the current one. Just when the game plays safer than at any time in its 144-year history, its critics threaten to make the game history. Sportswriter Frank...
  • Curtis Tarr dies at 88; switched military draft to lottery system

    Curtis Tarr dies at 88; switched military draft to lottery system
    Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88. His death was confirmed...