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2012-12-13 05:01:56

Lou Baldin was an army specialist stationed in Okinawa during the Napalming and Agent Orange blitzkrieg on Vietnam, which was a war fought "as if we were fighting Alien beings from other worlds," said Baldin. (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 The Vietnam War was a drug infested horrific military conflict where many soldiers (knowingly and unknowingly) were provided hallucinogenic drugs by the military to cope and forget their hellish nightmares forged in the jungles of an alien land, according to...

2012-12-06 20:21:47

PACIFICA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayland Fong was born in San Francisco. He is the son of a Vietnamese refugee and Chinese immigrant. He currently attends Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/SF25795) He has had repeated stays in the hospital (17 times) due to illness. He spent more than half a year in bed suffering from the pain. He has moved across the state and country nine times, and has transferred schools eight...

2012-11-08 08:29:44

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel have partnered on a special tabloid edition: 50 Years Later - A Salute to the Veterans of the Vietnam War. The special edition marks the 50(th) anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. The 48-page all color special edition includes: A look at Vietnam veterans from all 50 states, each representing a different aspect of post-Vietnam life in the USA. Some of the veterans are well-known, such as Arizona...

2012-10-15 07:26:14

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Osprey Publishing, a leading publisher of books for history buffs, has four suggestions to help Americans commemorate Veterans Day this year. Make a military history pilgrimage. Thousands of Vietnam veterans will be gathering on the Mall in Washington, DC from November 5-10( )for a reading of the over 58,000 names that have been inscribed into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The wall turns 30 this year. There is a traveling...

2012-10-01 10:20:59

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new optional Crystal Overland Adventure takes Crystal guests deep into the heart of landlocked Laos during a March 7, 2013 Southeast Asia cruise. The three-night Laos Overland Discovery offers an intimate window into the rich history, secluded culture, and stunning scenery of the former French colony and UNESCO World Heritage site, Luang Prabang, considered the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. (Photo:...

US To Clean Up Agent Orange In Vietnam 40 Years After War Ends
2012-08-10 09:17:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been forty years since the US military last dumped toxic Agent Orange over Vietnam´s forests, meant to destroy cover for guerillas and drive villagers into US-dominated cities. Now, decades later, the United States is pitching in for the first time to aid in cleaning up from the ten years of havoc it caused on Vietnam´s ecosystem. A strain of dioxin found in Agent Orange has been linked to birth defects,...

2012-06-08 23:01:17

The new website of Blue Dragon Tour, an online tour agency in Hanoi, has just been launched as the next step of this company to promote its services and gain market share in the highly competitive tourism industry. (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 The new website of Blue Dragon Tours, an online tour agency in Hanoi, has just been launched as the next step of this company to promote its services and gain market share in the highly competitive tourism industry. The new website at this moment functions...

2012-05-18 02:20:13

U.S. Army Specialist Charles Sabatier Fought for His Country and for Disabled Rights GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Galveston native Charles J. Sabatier will be honored in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial located at Moody Gardens. Sabatier, a Specialist in the United States Army will be enshrined as the 76th man to be killed in action during the Vietnam War from Galveston County. A Purple Heart recipient and tireless advocate for people...

2012-02-05 17:59:00

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Feb. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), is leading a business-development mission in Vietnam February 5 - 8, 2012. Hochberg will meet with government leaders in both Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi to boost commercial ties and business opportunities between the United States and Vietnam. Ex-Im Director Patricia Loui and other senior officials are traveling with the chairman....

2012-01-10 06:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winner of this year's CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest is Ngo Quang Phuc of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC32892-a) (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC32892-b) (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC32892-c) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/MM81963LOGO) Phuc, 55, has been working as a professional photographer in Vietnam...