Next week, as the anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches on April 30, the country will be flooded with stories, TV shows, and memories of the war, which — at least for a time — made us reluctant to get into another one. Read more →
Back in the day when our Vietnam experience made the United States skittish about going to war, this date in 1968 is a big reason why. Read more →
There are 58,286 names on a granite wall in Washington. They’re not there to honor the policies that put them there. They’re there to honor the people who were swept up and sent to Vietnam.
By now, we should have been able to understand the distinction. Read more →
Neighbors in Newport, Minn., find a special way to honor a Vietnam War vet’s service. Read more →
Is it too soon for honest talk about the Vietnam War? The Pentagon is planning a 50-year anniversary website of the war and the old band is getting back together to oppose it, the New York Times reports. Read more →
The Northland Veterans Service Committee says it’s raised enough money to build a statue to David Wheat, a Duluth man held for more than seven years in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp. Read more →
The war in Vietnam only ended this week for Ho Van Thanh. Read more →
How we teach the teachers. The dog tags go home to a Minnesota native. Remembering Roy Grow. Why are men so fragile? And should we require deposits on cigarette butts? Read more →
There are war criminals and there are war criminals. Today’s Associated Press report that a Nazi responsible for wiping out a village is living in Minneapolis has gotten well-deserved attention and it’s instigated a debate on the proper U.S. response to the revelation. We understandably are repulsed at the very notion that someone could slaughter Read more →
At a time when the world of journalism needs more George Espers, it sadly has one fewer.