Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

Mar 7, 2015

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

by Jon Mitchell

On March 8, 1965, the first U.S. combat troops landed in Da Nang, South Vietnam. Their arrival significantly escalated American intervention in the war which, by its end a decade later, left more than 1 million dead and countless others suffering from the legacy ...

U.S. Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Sep 16, 2014

U.S. Vietnam War soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama ...

Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

Jul 15, 2014

Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

by Toshiki Makino

Photographer Bunyo Ishikawa, who documented the Vietnam War and its aftermath over several decades, has been marking the 50th anniversary of his first trip to that country with a special exhibition. Bunyo Ishikawa, 76, showed some 50 photos at an exhibition Titled “Senso to ...

Vietnam vet recalls victory at Dien Bien Phu

May 4, 2014

Vietnam vet recalls victory at Dien Bien Phu

One of Vietnam’s last surviving veterans of the battle of Dien Bien Phu recounts with pride the day in May 1954 when, at just 19 years old, he captured the commander of the French colonial forces. Hoang Dang Vinh’s display of military prowess earned ...