Vietnam

Returned Vietnam Diary Gives Son Glimpse of Father

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

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

Photos of Those on Vietnam Memorial Wall Sought

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's goal is to find a photo of each of the 58,286 listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. More than 1,000 photos of Wisconsin natives have been found. But, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association is seeking help to find four last photos of fallen Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans. The names are Willie Bedfor... more

Vietnam War 40 Years On, Enemies Now Friends But Still Pain

Performers wave Vietnamese national flags during a parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War which is also remembered as the "Fall of Saigon", in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — This city once known as Saigon was festooned in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore. Thousands of Vietnamese, including war... more

War Orphan's Search for Roots Begins with a Name

Sister Angela Nguyen with baby Tran Thi Ngoc Bich in 1971.

Standing in the battlefield, the young South Vietnamese soldier was getting ready to blow up a bridge before Viet Cong forces could cross when an old man staggered his way, carrying a bundle. The stranger handed him a conical straw hat. There was a baby inside. The man said he had found the little girl clutching a dead woman, still trying to n... more

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