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2011-04-11 12:05:00

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World evangelist and author Luis Palau joined with national church leaders to mark the 100-year celebration for the evangelical church in Vietnam. Palau and his son, fellow evangelist Andrew Palau, shared the Good News of Jesus Christ openly with tens of thousands of individuals in Ho Chi Minh City on April 9 and 10. "We are so excited to have Dr. Palau with us in Vietnam," said Reverend Ho Tan Khoa, one of the top...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

There are two Vietnams today. One that is real and the other that exists only in the mind's eye of the soldiers who fought there more than thirty-five years ago. The Vietnam of today has five-star resorts like the Sheraton Hanoi, set on the same streets, where between 1964 and 1975, at the so-called Hanoi Hilton, American POWs were housed at Hoa Lo. For many Americans, they have moved on, for thousands of others Vietnam remains exactly as it was"”a battlefield. Sterling Heights, MI...

2011-02-10 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a young man, Karl Marlantes was highly decorated for his service in Vietnam. More than three decades later, his novel inspired by those experiences, Matterhorn (Atlantic Monthly Press), has received the 2011 William E. Colby Award. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110210/DC45656) Named for the late Ambassador and former CIA Director William E. Colby, the Colby Award recognizes a first work of fiction or non-fiction that has...

2011-01-06 00:01:48

Retroactive awards may be payable to thousands of Vietnam veterans or their survivors under a recent VA regulation change, said Josh Stone, head of the Veterans' Benefits Division of the Palm Beach Gardens law firm of Gordon & Doner. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 Vietnam veterans whose healthcare and disability claims for Agent Orange-related illnesses were previously denied, or their survivors, may qualify for retroactive compensation under a recent VA regulation...

2010-11-08 10:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Active Voice has unveiled a new website aimed at raising awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam, and garnering support for a plan to address the health and environmental impact of the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. MakeAgentOrangeHistory.org showcases the positive efforts of those involved in addressing the continuing impact of Agent Orange in Vietnam. It also offers multimedia...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Forces Vietnam Veteran tells the true history of how a handful of soldiers became millionaires from a secret mission in the Golden Triangle. Seven Soldier author, Philip B. Strong reveals the true story of a dangerous mission that funded the Vietnam War. Based on eyewitness accounts, Seven Soldiers details a journey of adventure, riches and danger that no one has dared to tell before. "We have a chance to both serve our country and get very...

2010-10-14 16:19:00

In the news release, Blumenthal and Pinocchio: Video Mocks Vietnam Service, According to Anthony LoFrisco, issued 14-Oct-2010 by Anthony LoFrisco over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the ninth paragraph, first sentence, should read "approximately 50,000 e-mail recipients" rather than "over 200,000 e-mail recipients" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Blumenthal and Pinocchio: Video Mocks Vietnam Service, According to Anthony LoFrisco...

2010-10-14 13:42:00

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Anthony LoFrisco. Reacting to repeated instances of Connecticut Attorney General and Senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal referring to his service as a Marine in Vietnam, a resident of Wilton, Conn., has built a website www.senatetruth.com exposing Richard Blumenthal, mocking his claims and has issued a statement calling them lies and asking if that, "is the limit to his character flaws." A video on...

2010-06-23 14:05:00

In the news release, VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay, issued 23-Jun-2010 by The American Legion over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that information in the 4th and 5th paragraphs was incorrect. The complete, corrected release follows: VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to move...

2010-06-23 07:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases recently declared to have presumptive connections with exposure to Agent Orange defoliant. For several months, The American Legion has been pressing VA to publish its final regulations for the three new presumptive diseases: ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and B-cell leukemia. "Veterans...