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Returned Vietnam Diary Gives Son Glimpse of Father

Associated Press | Sep 22, 2012

LONG XUYEN, Vietnam - Vu Dinh Son was 18 months old when his father left home to fight American forces in Vietnam, and just 2 when the man was killed in a foxhole encounter with U.S. Marines. But the son now has fresh glimpses into the life of the father he never knew thanks to a wartime diary, returned to him courtesy of the United States. The... more

Vietnamese Soldier Booted after Torturing Monkey

Agence France-Presse | Aug 01, 2012

A Vietnamese soldier has been thrown out of the army after posting graphic photographs on Facebook of the torture and killing of rare wild monkeys, state media said Wednesday. The online images show Nguyen Van Quang, 20, from central Quang Nam province, in military fatigues forcing the monkeys to smoke cigarettes. Other photographs show the mo... more

Doc Returns NVA Vet's Arm

Associated Press | Jul 01, 2013

HANOI, Vietnam - An American doctor arrived in Vietnam carrying an unlikely piece of luggage: the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966. Dr. Sam Axelrad brought the skeletal keepsake home to Texas as a reminder that when a badly injured North Vietnamese soldier was brought to him, he did the right thing and fixed him up. The bones sat in a close... more

Women Who Broke Vietnam's Motherhood Mold

 | Feb 18, 2013

After the war ended in Vietnam, one group of women there, unwilling to accept solitary lives, decided to have children even if they couldn't marry: One by one, they asked men to help them conceive. They had no plan to break barriers or cause trouble. But 30 years ago in this bucolic village in northern Vietnam, the fierce determination of one g... more

Vietnam's First Submarine Docks at Military Base

Deutsche Presse-Agentur | Jan 01, 2014

Hanoi - The first submarine made for Vietnam by Russia has arrived at a naval base in central Vietnam, state media reported Wednesday. The submarine, named Hanoi, arrived at Cam Ranh base naval late Tuesday after 45 days in transit, Viet Nam News agency reported. The submarine is the first of six Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines Russia wi... more

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