Replica Vietnam veterans memorial on display in Holly
HOLLY, MI — A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is on display in Holly for the first time. The theme for the Moving Wall in Holly is “Reflections I.”The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall is a half-scale model of the actual memorial in the nation’s capital. Joe Mishler, a Holly resident since 1972, is the co-chair of the Moving Wall Project and a Vietnam Veteran. The Moving Wall is available for free public viewing through Monday, Aug. 8, and open to the public 24/7.mlive.com
SC Governor seeks to protect port from landmark's pollution
The nation’s ninth-busiest port is at risk of pollution by more than 100,000 gallons (378,500 liters) of fuel from a Navy aircraft carrier that served in World War II and the Vietnam War before its decommissioning and designation as a National Historic Landmark. The USS Yorktown — located in Charleston Harbor — is experiencing continued corrosion on its outer hull. If hazardous materials leak into the harbor, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster warned it would impair commercial shipping and harm the ecosystem.news.yahoo.com
Afghanistan War veterans face feelings of anger, betrayal with end of America’s longest conflict
Veterans of the 20-year Afghanistan War are reaching out for help to work through conflicting feelings spurred by the conflict’s end. Taliban fighters celebrated the departure of the final U.S. plane from Afghanistan last week, leaving Michigan veterans discouraged by what seemed like the inevitable but disheartening conclusion to America’s longest war. They’re offering an ear to help Afghanistan veterans talk through feelings triggered by the war’s end. There was little appetite to reengage the Taliban and extend the war by veterans who talked with MLive. Unlike the Vietnam War, which drafted soldiers from the population, Afghanistan War veterans are volunteers.mlive.com
A guide to the US military guns most often lost or stolen
An Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s. The U.S. military’s go-to rifle, used by most units, especially within the infantry and special operations. Evolved from the M16s first introduced during the Vietnam War, the M4 also was born from combat necessity.news.yahoo.com
More Americans have died from COVID-19 than from both World Wars, Vietnam War combined
More Americans have died from COVID-19 than from both World Wars, Vietnam War combined It has been almost a year since the pandemic started and while cases and hospitalizations have dropped, there is no end in sight for frontline workers. “CBS This Morning” lead national correspondent David Begnaud spoke with a funeral director in California who has been busier now than at any other point during the pandemic. He says the work has taken an emotional toll as he tries to do his best to help families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.cbsnews.com
Activists back French-Vietnamese woman's Agent Orange case
Tran To Nga, a 78-year-old former journalist, attends a gathering in support of people exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, in Paris, Saturday Jan. 30, 2021. Activists gathered Saturday in Paris in support of people exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, after a French court examined a case opposing a French-Vietnamese woman to 14 companies that produced and sold the toxic chemical. U.S. forces used Agent Orange to defoliate Vietnamese jungles and to destroy Viet Cong crops during the war. Between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. military sprayed roughly 11 million gallons of the chemical agent across large swaths of southern Vietnam. Ad“That’s where lies the crime, the tragedy because with Agent Orange, it doesn’t stop.
Bill passes to rename Ann Arbor VA facility after Lt. Colonel Charles S. Kettles
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Legislation passed to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Ann Arbor after Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)Decades ago, Lieutenant Colonel Kettles courageously went back into enemy territory to save the lives of 44 of his fellow servicemen. It is a fitting tribute to rename the Ann Arbor VA hospital for a hometown hero. In 2015, Dingell led legislation to waive time limitations that deemed Lieutenant Colonel Kettles ineligible for consideration of the Medal of Honor. After the bill was enacted, President Obama awarded Kettles the Medal of Honor on July 18, 2016, nearly 50 years after his heroic actions.
The Cold War, Viet Nam and world order
The question is what role did the Vietnam War play in that victory, which, with the exception of terrorism, has led to a period of relative world order among the great powers. The Cold War began shortly after the end of World War II, by Soviet aggression in Eastern Europe. The United States negotiated the Paris Peace Accords in January, 1973, after a strong Christmas bombing, which honorably negotiated the United States out of the war. The result a decade- and-a-half later was an end to the Cold War. The same nation which won the Cold War, one nation under God, as Nixon put it.monroenews.com
Dr. Michael Hankins On Smithsonian Channel Special '100 Missions: Surviving Vietnam': 'The Goal Is To Put An Individual Face To These Combat Pilots'
(CBS Local)– It’s been almost 50 years since the Vietnam War ended and it is still one of the most fascinating times in our nation’s history to examine. While many studied the war in school or have family members who served overseas, one of the overlooked groups of people in the narrative about the war are the U.S. Air Force pilots. A new special from the Smithsonian Channel called “100 Missions: Surviving Vietnam” airs on Monday, November 9 at 8 p.m. EST/PST and it follows a special group of U.S. Air Force fighter pilots who put their lives on the line for the country. Dr. Michael Hankins, who is a curator of U.S. Air Force history, is one of the people interviewed in the special and he believes the stories of these pilots will resonate deeply with the audience. “When we say Vietnam War, you probably think about the iconic images from that war.detroit.cbslocal.com
Untimely deaths of FDR and JFK and the Vietnam War
My thesis is that if either had lived, we might not have had the Vietnam War which tore apart our society, violated the liberty of many young men, and disseminated many families with the loss of life. The United States was indeed preparing to grant independence to the Philippines in 1946. He noted the United States support for independence for its colony, the Philippines. If FDR had lived, it is entirely possible an amity relationship could have developed between Ho and the United States. He had said he did not want to turn the conflict into an American war.monroenews.com
James W. Pfister: Untimely deaths of FDR and JFK and the Vietnam War
The United States was indeed preparing to grant independence to the Philippines in 1946. He noted the United States' support for independence for its colony, the Philippines. If FDR had lived, it is entirely possible an amity relationship could have developed between Ho and the United States. The United States saw the Geneva Accords as a communist victory. He had said he did not want to turn the conflict into an American war.monroenews.com
How does the COVID-19 death toll compare with other deadly events in U.S. history?
More than 64,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19 since the novel coronavirus hit our shores, and the count steadily grows. Already, the number surpasses Americans killed in the Vietnam War. (Robert Clark / Associated Press)Advertisement~~~Korean War, nearly 37,000 dead1950-53American troops in the Korean War in 1950. (Universal History Archive)~~~Vietnam War, more than 58,000 U.S. dead1965-75AdvertisementU.S. Marines in Vietnam in 1965. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)Advertisement~~~World War I, more than 116,000 dead1917-18U.S. troops on an unidentified battlefield in Europe during World War I.latimes.com
U.S. coronavirus cases approach one million, one-third of global infections: Reuters tally
(Reuters) - U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus were approaching 1 million on Tuesday, having doubled in 18 days, and made up one-third of all infections in the world, according to a Reuters tally. Globally, coronavirus cases top 3 million since the outbreak began in China late last year. Of the top 20 most severely affected countries, the United States ranks fifth based on cases per capita, according to a Reuters tally. U.S. coronavirus deaths, the highest in the world, now exceed the total number of Americans killed in the 1950-53 Korean War - 36,516. Coronavirus deaths total just below the 58,220 Americans killed during the Vietnam War that ended in 1975.feeds.reuters.com
Warren City Hall to host Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
WISN via CNN VideoWARREN, Mich. - A traveling memorial dedicated to those lost during the Vietnam War will be on display at Warren City Hall from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, according to a release from the city. "Two members of my Hazel Park High School cross country team, including the captain, were killed in the Vietnam War," said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts. The Michigan Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is dedicated to the 2,654 Michigan soldiers who died during the war, according to the release. A ceremony will take place at the city hall at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. The wall is sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154.
Clinton Township hosts 24-hour vigil to remember lost Vietnam War veterans
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - An all-day vigil for veterans of the Vietnam War who are missing in action or prisoners of war was hosted Friday into Saturday in Macomb County. Every hour, on the hour, the names of 48 service members from Michigan who are still unaccounted for, are read off to honor and remember their sacrifice. For 24 hours, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154, hosted family and friends who turned out to honor those who served and never came home. Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154, not only holds the ceremony every year, but its work helps veterans' families in Michigan by feeding them and even providing Christmas gifts for those in need. The vigil started Friday at 2 p.m. and ended Saturday at 2 p.m.For more information on the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154, visit the official website here.
Tribute 51 years overdue for fallen Vietnam War hero
Drafted to serve his country in the Vietnam War, Russell Milberry arrived there two days before his 20th birthday and died five days later. - Drafted to serve his country in the Vietnam War, Russell Milberry arrived there two days before his 20th birthday and died five days later. This wasn't their idea of going to war and this was right in their own community," said Stambaugh. And it fulfills the longtime wish of Charlie Stambaugh one of his fellow comrades from the same small town. "He's with me every day and I get signs all the time and I know he's really happy about this."
Airport comes to a halt to honor remains of returning Vietnam veteran
DALLAS - When Bryan Knight was 5 years old, he said goodbye to his father at an airport in Dallas, Texas, just before he was sent off to the Vietnam War. A few months later, US Air Force Maj. Roy A. Knight, Jr., 36, went missing in action. Earlier this year, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency informed Knight that his father's remains had been found. On Thursday, Knight -- a pilot for Southwest -- flew his father's remains back to the place where he last saw him more than 50 years ago, Dallas Love Field Airport. The photos showed the honor guard waiting for and then carrying the casket, while the ground crew stood at attention.
"Lawmakers aren't listening": Parkland students demand action after El Paso shooting
Ryan Servaites, Delaney Tarr and Trevor Wild speak with CBS News' Adriana Diaz. Lawmakers aren't listening, but this is quite literally life or death," Tarr said. Tarr, along with 16-year-old Ryan Servaites and 21-year-old Trevor Wild invited CBS News to their headquarters in Florida. "Students are sick and tired of planning vigils ... these are 15, 16, 17-year-olds ... and they're experts at vigil planning," Wild said. "Every time we see another shooting, it's this mixture of defeat, of anger, of renewed spirit," Tarr explained.cbsnews.com
Zorn to honor Vietnam era veterans Friday
State Sen. Dale Zorn will present Vietnam War era veterans commemorative lapel pins Friday at a tribute ceremony at the Monroe County Fair. State Sen. Dale Zorn will present Vietnam War era veterans commemorative lapel pins Friday at a tribute ceremony at the Monroe County Fair. The tribute will take place from 2 to 4 p. m. at the Monroe County Republican Party tent on Milan Ave. I am grateful to our Vietnam veterans for their service to our nation and I wish all veterans who served during that turbulent time in history can receive the pin in recognition of their service and sacrifice, Zorn said in a press release. In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War, I have hosted several moving events to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam veterans and their families.monroenews.com
Vietnam veterans honored at Heck Park ceremony
When Donald Cannon returned from serving in the Vietnam War, he was spat on, called names and afraid to wear his uniform in public. The political climate during the Vietnam War, which lasted from 1955 to 1975, was challenging for veterans. Thats why members of the Michigan Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) are committed to honoring Vietnam veterans in time with the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. My passion is Vietnam because a lot of times when I talk to Vietnam veterans, they say no one has thanked them for their service before. The Vietnam War years were a time of great turmoil in the United States, but I think that the mood of the nation has finally shifted to allow us to recognize our Vietnam veterans service with gratitude. Alice said.monroenews.com
Inside the secret Vietnam War bomb shelter found in oldest Hanoi hotel
About eight years ago, employees of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi discovered a secret passageway in the city's oldest hotel. Under layers of concrete and sand, engineers renovating the hotel bar found a staircase leading to an underground bunker built in the 1960s to protect guests from American air strikes during the Vietnam War. "This space serves as a memorial to their [the hotel workers'] courage and perseverance and to remember what should never be forgotten," according to the hotel website. Hotel guests can take part in a guided tour. "That's one reason this trade relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam continues to be so important."cnbc.com
"48 Hours: NCIS": A Sailor's Honor
"48 Hours: NCIS": A Sailor's Honor When a young Navy officer vanished without a trace along with $8,600 from a supply ship during the Vietnam War, he was classified a deserter. His sister believed he was murdered. Can NCIS agents solve a cold case nearly four decades old?cbsnews.com
Obama awards Vietnam vet Charles Kettles with Medal of Honor
President Obama noted that Kettles' heroic devotion to his fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War was an inspiration for all Americans. He awarded the retired lieutenant colonel with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on July 18, 2016.cbsnews.com
How a tagged and bagged soldier was saved from the dead
Everyone in John Colone's unit thought he was dead after he was shot four times in 1968 during the Vietnam War. They were so certain, they put him in a body bag and sent him to the morgue. Lucky for Colone, the morgue had a very thorough attendant. Steve Hartman had to hear this story for himself, "On the Road."cbsnews.com
5/27: Deadly floods hit Texas just before Memorial Day; how a tagged and bagged soldier was saved from the dead
At least one person is dead and several more are missing due to major floods in Texas; everyone in John Colone's unit thought he was dead after he was shot four times in 1968 during the Vietnam Warcbsnews.com
How did Vietnam change America?
Peter Arnett, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly, formerly of United Press International, Laura Palmer, author of “Shrapnel in the Heart,” and CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante talk about how the Vietnam War changed the American mindset.cbsnews.com
How does Vietnam relate to today?
Peter Arnett, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly, formerly of United Press International, Laura Palmer, author of “Shrapnel in the Heart,” and CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante discuss how the Vietnam War is similar to today’s conflicts in the Middle East.cbsnews.com
The role of the press in the Vietnam War
Peter Arnett, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly, formerly of United Press International, Laura Palmer, author of “Shrapnel in the Heart,” and CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante discuss the press coverage of the Vietnam War and how aggressive reporting from the front lines influenced public opinion back home in the United States.cbsnews.com
Reporters remember the fall of Saigon, 40 years later
Peter Arnett, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly, formerly of United Press International, Laura Palmer, author of “Shrapnel in the Heart,” and CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante tell their stories of covering the end of the Vietnam War in April 1975.cbsnews.com
Looking back at the Vietnam War
Peter Arnett, formerly of the Associated Press, David Hume Kennerly, formerly of United Press International, Laura Palmer, author of “Shrapnel in the Heart,” and CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante reflect on their coverage of the Vietnam Warcbsnews.com
Vietnam War veteran returns home -- 47 years later
The remains of a Vietnam War veteran were returned to the U.S. this week. For 47 years, Master Sergeant James Holt was one of the hundreds of unaccounted Americans from the war until new DNA technology identified parts of his remains. As David Martin reports, Holt's return was met with a special and spontaneous salute.cbsnews.com
Vietnam War: Bob Simon reports on the 1975 battle of Xuan Loc
“People in Saigon feel that if Xuan Loc falls, the war is over,” reported Bob Simon on April 15, 1975. The city had sustained significant damage from North Vietnamese forces determined to take South Vietnam. Simon’s report originally aired on the “CBS Evening News.”cbsnews.com
Vietnam War, 1970: CBS camera rolls as platoon comes under fire
In March of 1970, CBS News correspondent Richard Threlkeld was embedded with a platoon patrolling the jungles of Vietnam near Cambodia. The GI's came under fire from North Vietnamese forces as Threlkeld’s crew documented the intense firefight. This original report aired on the “CBS Evening News” on March 27, 1970.cbsnews.com