Floyd O. Royal

...raised two children. Floyd served on the USS Hornet deployed out of San Diego, CA and was deployed on the USS Coral Sea to Vietnam. While serving on the USS Coral Sea he received a commendation for Outstanding Performance during the period of Feb. 7...

Cal Thomas: Who loves America?

...love for America is not.This recalls the debate over the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early '70s. Supporters of that...but when a country is wrong - as in its prosecution of the Vietnam War and, it would appear, in Iraq - it doesn't weaken it...

Most revolutionary year in music was 1965

...impromptu haircut. By the summer of 1965, President Johnson launched Medicaid, Medicare, and escalated America 's presence in Vietnam. Sonny and Cher got you, Babe; everybody was dancing at discotheques; Barry Gordy hired "a charm school teacher" to prepare...

Arts & Entertainment
Around the District

...in the Model United Nations program at UAA. The students will represent four countries this year; Syria, South Africa, Vietnam & Venezuela. This year's topic is "Waste" and students are expected to research and debate from an accurate cultural point...

Cal Thomas: America interrupted

...disorder. The year is 1967 and the country is in turmoil over Vietnam and civil rights. While lying on her bed one night and watching...disdain for the military and America, spawned not just by the Vietnam War but a life of relative ease unknown to their parents...

Les Palmer: The legendary Beaver

...Red Chinese in Korea. In 1954, in Vietnam, the French used it against the Viet...a highly modified variant of it in Vietnam, bombing and strafing to slow the flow of war supplies coming from North Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. While...

VFW Post #10046 reaches out to more Vets

...of Democracy essay competitions open to all students. While the common image of VFW members may be that of WWII, Korea and Vietnam era veterans, since the turn of the century another generation of soldiers have returned from foreign conflicts to join and...

Reeling it in: 'Fury' a grim but effective war film

...Since "Saving Private Ryan" shook the cinematic world in 1998, WWII movies have been on a steady path. Movies about the Vietnam War had already reflected the country's views on that conflict - that the war was a misguided, failed prospect that ran...

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Soldotna designated Purple Heart City

...appreciation to the City of Soldotna for their assistance in making the memorial that now stands at Soldotna Creek Park a reality. Vietnam veteran Nick Nelson MOPH Region 111 Commander told the Dispatch in an interview, "For several years I've wanted to get...

Sandra Laverne Hawkins Ward

...for 45 years. After getting married in August of 1969 and a quick one-week honeymoon, her husband went back to serve in Vietnam for the U.S. Navy. During that time she worked at Ventura Community Hospital. In 1971 Sandy and her husband moved to Anchorage...



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