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Drums, dances

...his feet to the cold. Later he served in Vietnam, including a stint as first sergeant in Saigon during the Second Tet Offensive. ``While I was in Saigon, I was an adviser to the regional forces, the home guard,'' said Natkong, who is retired...

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Intelligence and national security priorities

...more powerful and concentrated than the intrusion by a squad of Viet Cong commandos into the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon at the onset of the Tet Offensive in 1968.There are established intelligence protocols for passing information "up the line...

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This Day in History

...Choo" for RCA Victor. In 1975, President Ford formally declared an end to the Vietnam era. In Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon - the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover. In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby, the first of his Triple Crown victories...

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'Idol of the Masses' plays Centennial Hall

...29, at Centennial Hall. Hawaiian singer Johnny Fernandez, who starred as Thuy in the touring version of the play "Miss Saigon," will open. The Filipino Community of Juneau is sponsoring the show. Tickets are $30. "They're amazing," said former...

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This Day in History

...on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover. In 1961, a U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon - the first direct American military support for South Vietnam's battle against Communist guerrillas. In 1991, a jury in...

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Vietnamese refugee reflects on the new life he built in Alaska

...his family now lives in the United States. But he will never forget his flight from Vietnam on April 29, 1975, the fall of Saigon. Tran stared out the window of his family's downtown home that night. Bombs illuminated the night sky in shades of red and...

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Searching for virtue, character and conscience in the workplace

...1960s he supported the war in Vietnam while working for the Assistant Secretary of Defense, as a State Department advisor in Saigon, and in the private sector as a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation.Then in 1969, Ellsberg wrote, his "moral perceptions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-06/searching-virtue-character-and-consci
Opinion
This Day in History

...the United States; the U.S. responded in kind. In 1961, a U.S. aircraft carrier carrying Army helicopters arrived in Saigon - the first direct American military support for South Vietnam's battle against Communist guerrillas. In 1981, the U.N...

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My Turn: Taking action on their own

...forced to increase the conscription of nationals whose morale and loyalty were, at best, suspect. This ultimately led to Saigon's collapse and the resulting iconic image of a hastily retreating helicopter from the roof of the U.S. embassy. Nowadays...

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Opinion
This Day in History

...Darfur region. In the world In 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. In 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.

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