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...
A day in the life of: Kinkaduneek Paul Marks

...drafted into the Army in 1969, during the Vietnam War."I probably wouldn't have ever...operator mechanic.Though he didn't go to Vietnam - instead he was stationed in Germany...being finished, the closer you got to Vietnam... you get more anxiety," he said...

...about a year. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attained the rank of sergeant, serving in the Special Forces during the Vietnam era in the medical corps and as a Military Policeman, receiving an honorable discharge.He is survived by two brothers...
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Made in Alaska: Lisle Hebert's "Crazy"

...manipulation."You had to serve your country. Vietnam came along. My generation wanted to fight for freedom. We were sent to Vietnam for a totally useless war. (Hebert did not go to Vietnam, but many of his friends did). Meanwhile...
Destinations for 2015

...Jubilee - 50 years since independence from Great Britain. Vietnam celebrates 70 years since independence from France and 50 years...Da Nang, which some historians say marked the start of the Vietnam War - even though Americans had been sent to the country in...
Recent Alaska books

...Trade" by Dale Brandenburger (Luminare Press, July 2014). In Juneau writer Dale Brandenburger's first novel, a taciturn Vietnam vet teams up with a gregarious small-town reporter to solve a series of mysterious bear mutilations. Author Brandenburger...
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...Gravel's act was overshadowed by the New York Times' earlier publication of excerpts from the top secret report about the Vietnam War that was leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. Because the Pentagon Papers covered the 20-year period before his presidency, President...
My Turn: In support of the re-election of Munoz

...highest-decorated military veteran, served in the U.S. Army in the Korean war, assigned to Special Forces Command in Vietnam for three tours. He was decorated many times for heroism. He served in the Special Forces Honor Guard for President John...
Gov signs Vietnam Veterans Day bill

...Wednesday designating March 29 of each year as Vietnam Veterans Day in Alaska.Parnell was joined...R-Wasilla, who served in the Army during Vietnam."This is welcome home," he said...withdrawal of the last U.S. troops from Vietnam. Rep. Bob Herron, a co-sponsor of...
Iraq, Vietnam wars share similarities

...current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Vietnam conflict of 40 years ago are inappropriate...a few: Congress never declared war in Vietnam and did not fulfill this Constitutional...reasons for all these wars are suspect. In Vietnam, it was the dubious Gulf of Tonkin Resolution...


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