Finding a More Serene Vietnam

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Finding a More Serene Vietnam

May 23, 2010 As the sun’s last rays streaked the sky bubble-gum pink and tangerine, the residents of Con Dao Island were calling it a day, and the mile-and-a-half-long beachfront promenade that serves as this small Vietnamese island’s social hub was filling up as the heat of the day finally relented. Teenage boys pulled up […]

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After the fall: Vietnamese remember ‘Black April’ 35 years later

Thursday, April 29, 2010

After the fall: Vietnamese remember 'Black April' 35 years later

04/28/2010 The first inkling Kim Lien Pham had that the war was finally ending came when she found the gold bars her mother had sewed into her underwear. Growing up in Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, the 7-year-old had turned a blissfully blind eye to the blood being shed on battlefields across her war-weary […]

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Unique homecoming to Vietnam for US commander

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for US commander

By BEN STOCKING, Associated Press Writer Ben Stocking, Associated Press Writer – Sat Nov 7, 8:47 am ET DANANG, Vietnam – On the day his side lost the Vietnam War, Hung Ba Le fled his homeland at the age of 5 in a fishing trawler crammed with 400 refugees. Thirty-four years later, he made an unlikely homecoming — as […]

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