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A final deal to provide Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to thousands of veterans who served off the coast during the Vietnam War failed in the Senate on Monday night with only days remaining in the 115th Congress. [Read More]
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Konrad, a 70-year-old Marine Corps veteran and 11-year Anderson resident, is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. [Read More]
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Billy Konrad, a Vietnam War vet, is looking for a kidney donation as his fail. He's thankful for support from local group Vets Helping Vets. [Read More]
Renowned author Sir Max Hastings returns to the Museum & Library to discuss his new modern history of the Vietnam War. [Read More]
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Jan Wendling and his three brothers all saw combat during the Vietnam War. He saw a lot of combat, from hiding from enemy attacks in bunkers to commanding a tank. [Read More]
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Smithtown Town spruces up wall built during the Vietnam War that had fallen into disrepair. [Read More]
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Stanley Charles Johnson Stanley Charles Johnson, 73, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. Stan was drafted out of high school to serve in the Army in artillery for the Vietnam War. He worked for a logging company in Oregon for a time, but ultimately he settled back in Minnesota where he worked for... [Read More]
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Members of the Belleview-Santos High School Class of 1963, a class that learned social graces, enjoyed sports and was inspired by teachers to higher-educational goals in the midst of segregation and the upheaval of the looming Vietnam War, held their 55th Reunion Celebration Prom with family and friends Friday night in Ocala.The close-knit former students were joined by a special guest, Edmond Fordham — their 91-year-old instructor and class sponsor at the school. [Read More]
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James and Lauren von Ende always talked about visiting the Vietnam War memorial in Washington, but never got around to it. [Read More]
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George H.W. Bush, mourned widely and deeply last week after 94 years of life, was the last American president to have seen combat during wartime. He was also the last of a 40-year line of commanders in chief who served in World War II. ... [Read More]
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On Dec. 8, 1978, Universal released the 183-minute Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter. The Michael Cimino film went on to win five Oscars at the 51st Academy Awards, including best picture. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: ... [Read More]
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Max Hastings' "Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975" reads like a gripping work of fiction. The storyline is as fluid as it is riveting, and the main characters are finely delineated. [Read More]
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AmVets Post 133 is once again sponsoring "Christmas at the Wall" at the National Vietnam War Museum. [Read More]
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Clifford M. "Cliff" Claypool, 74, of Allegheny Township, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at AHN-Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 26, 1944, in Burrell Township, Armstrong County, he was a son of Earla E. (Bowersox) Claypool, of Brick Church, and the late Jacob "Merle" Claypool. Cliff lived in Allegheny Township since 1978, and was a graduate of Ford City High School and Penn State University. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Cliff worked as a Senior Staff Analysis Technician for Alcoa for... [Read More]
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A longtime veteran service worker and Vietnam War Marine veteran has retired. Ted Biever, of Lake in the Hills, has spent the past 22 years working for the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs. His role was to help veterans fight to get their benefits in place following their exit from active service. ... [Read More]
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A 69-year old Vietnam War vet says it's a struggle to climb up and down four flights of stairs.  Management at Heather Gardens took the elevator out of service for state mandated code upgrades. [Read More]
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BEMIDJI—Mark Gazelka manned his post on Thursday, ringing the bell for The Salvation Army inside Marketplace Foods while dressed head to toe in a U.S. Army uniform from the Vietnam War."It's not a real glamorous deal, but I have a lot of fun with it," Gazelka said of volunteering. "It's... [Read More]
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ROBERT Mueller is currently investigating alleged collusion between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia to swing the 2016 presidential election in the President's favour. As Trump's former pers…... [Read More]
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Badly wounded Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic remembers vividly the awkward, dehumanizing times before President George H.W. Bush signed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. Parking was far away. He had to use kitchen entrances at restaurants. He was forced to relieve himself where dogs did because human facilities couldn't handle his wheelchair. You may recall ... [Read More]
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Badly wounded Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic remembers vividly the awkward, dehumanizing times before President George H.W. Bush signed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. Parking was far away. He had to use kitchen entrances at restaurants. He was forced to relieve himself where dogs... [Read More]
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