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New Names Etched on Vietnam Wall

Preparing to cut another name into the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, engraver Jim Lee carefully positions a stencil and a sandblasting platform at a designated spot on the Washington, D.C., memorial. (Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — Lined row upon row, the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s polished black granite slabs are a somber reminder that more than 58,000 U.S. troops died — or were listed as missing-in-action — as a result of their involvement in the Vietnam War.   Even though the war ended four decades ago, the list continues to grow as J... more

Vietnam POW Finds Humor in Horror

WARNER ROBINS -- Many heroes have passed through the doors of American Legion Post 172, but there hasn't been one quite like Bill Robinson. According to a recently published book about him, "The Longest Rescue," Robinson is the longest held enlisted prisoner of war in U.S. military history. He was held captive in North Vietnam from 1965 to 1973... more

Vietnam Sees Massive Public Mourning for War Hero

HANOI, Vietnam -- The death of wartime Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap has triggered public mourning in Vietnam the likes of which have been unseen since Ho Chi Minh passed away more than four decades ago. And given the current leaders, it may not be witnessed again, according to many of the 150,000 people who lined up to pay respects to the so-called "Red ... more

Vietnam Wall Listing Sought for Troops in Crash

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Before departing for Vietnam 51 years ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond “Bill” Myers left behind his ID, dog tags and a gold ring he had never taken off before. He told his brother-in-law that he had a bad feeling about the mission and didn’t think he would be coming home. He asked him to watch over his wife and children after he was gone.   My... more

Fallen Warrior Finally Laid to Rest at Arlington

Kevin Hocevar and his sister Shawn Johnstone were 6 weeks old when their father's airplane crashed into the jungles of Laos. It was Nov. 19, 1966, and even though the site was known and the wingman who witnessed the crash went back to Laos years later to make sure government investigators were in the right place, it was 46 years later -- this p... more

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