Vietnam War

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Vietnam War POW’s Reunite Today at Nixon Library

This morning Penny Griego and Phil Hulett spoke with Colonel Lee Ellis about how, 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon was able to gain the release of 600 prisoner’s of war. A huge party and […]

05/24/2013

Union soldiers re-enact Civil War camp

Lost Civil War ring returned to kin of Pa. soldier

READING, Pa. (AP) — A ring lost by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War has completed a long journey home. The ring was worn by Levi Schlegel, a Reading-area native who is believed to have lost it nearly 150 years ago at an encampment near Fredericksburg, Va.

04/10/2013

War veteran takes a rubbing of those he fought with during his visit to the Vietnam Memorial, Washington, DC (AP Photo)

40 years on, Vietnam troop withdrawal remembered

(AP) – Forty years ago, soldiers returning from Vietnam were advised to change into civilian clothes on their flights home so that they wouldn’t be accosted by angry protesters at the airport.

03/28/2013

(AP Photo)

Costs of US wars linger for over 100 years

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat.

03/19/2013

Uncle Sam portrait by James Mongomery Flagg. (AP Photo)

Listen up ladies! Uncle Sam might want you too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennnnnn-hut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, he’s probably going to want you, too. The lifted ban on women in combat has opened the door to change the law for only men between age 18-25 to register for a military draft.

02/25/2013

Dempsey vows to 'turn up the volume' on veterans

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday he wants to increase the national conversation about war veterans and how they’re treated and regarded in society. Gen. Martin Dempsey […]

10/01/2012

Today in History for September 16 (video)

Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders receive conditional amnesty; Palestinian refugees massacred in Lebanon; Mexico pushes for independence; Opera star Maria Callas dies; Blues great B.B. King born.

09/16/2012

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