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...Bush's handling of the Iraq war at their convention in Boston and painted a vivid portrait of John Kerry as a decorated Vietnam War hero. In a keynote address, Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama said Kerry had long made "tough choices when easier ones...
Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...during the Korean war, when they first met, and during the Vietnam War. "We became as close friends as we could, considering...remember that."The two met again in 1969 while serving in the Vietnam War, again in Okinawa, at Camp Sukiran. By this time, Seymour...
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...L. Paul Bremer. They should have held him up to ridicule for bringing about an unnecessary and unmitigated disaster. ? Wallace H. Long is a Vietnam veteran who retired from the military. He has been a Juneau resident since 2002.
Vietnam vets finally receive their 'Welcome Home'

Alaskan Vietnam Veterans were honored Friday at the Capitol as part of the first annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony. Veterans were...when they returned from their tours in Vietnam," Sen. Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla...
'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...heard from Alaska Native veterans about Vietnam."A lot of people, especially from up North, had a rough time in Vietnam shooting at people who looked so much...of eligible age in Klukwan went to Vietnam," Hunsaker said. "Twenty-eight...
Empire Editorial: Old enough to know better, do better

...many of you what high school graduates received along with their diploma from 1969-72 (for many, a one-way ticket to Vietnam).As a society and a community, we need to reassess treating our youth with kid gloves so often and for so long. They're...
Impressions of The Last Frontier Theater Conference

...worth of calories. My brain sparked like a smashed transformer. I had just met my lead panelist John DiFusco. DiFusco is a Vietnam veteran who wrote a famous and successful play about his experience called "Tracers" The man's background got me to thinking...
All gave some, some gave all

Summer Baxter may not have ever known her uncle who was killed in action during the Vietnam War as a medic rushing to aid one of his injured comrades on the front line, but that doesn't mean his family doesn't remember...
State | Local | Derby
Letter: Feigned outrage and finger pointing medical facilities to help a healthcare system that is strained by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and aging Vietnam-era vets. Thankfully, both Alaska Sens. Begich and Lisa Murkowski voted for the bill, and I thank them for their support...
Slack Tide: There's more to Memorial Day than Bermuda shorts and potato salad

...which similarly relocated three other holidays from their traditional dates. It comforts me to know that in the throes of the Vietnam War, several high-profile assassinations and massive civil unrest, lawmakers busied themselves tackling hot-button issues...


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