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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-03/cal-thomas-america-interrupted
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-01-05/vfw-post-10046-reaches-out-to-mo
Dispatch
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-12-22/soldotna-designated-purple-heart
Dispatch
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-01
Outdoors
Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residents

...One voter, Cheryl Alsip, said she is furious and feels the group is trying to shame people into voting. Alsip, 57, is a Vietnam veteran who believes it's important to vote, but she is disabled and homebound in the small interior Alaska town of Salcha...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-29/group-exposes-voting-histories-of-al
News
Celebrating heroes

...things." Kenai resident Dave Thompson, who fought in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970, was one of five brothers who served...uniform, but my close friend in high school was killed in Vietnam." Thompson said Veterans Day is important to him because...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-11/celebrating-heroes
News

...away from home. In Mary's mail was a copy of a Playboy magazine, "My husband had identical twin cousins and prior to the Vietnam war only one of them could serve so the other stayed home and in his brother's mail call package we included all kinds of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-11-17-1
Dispatch
Letters to the Editor

...at the light by Safeway and McDonald's in Soldotna with signs thanking veterans for their service on Veterans Day. As a Vietnam veteran, you made my day.Thomas Stepnosky KenaiA special thanks to the Kenai Fire Department. While driving by the station...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-13/letters-to-the-editor
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-10-22/reeling-it-in-fury-a-g
Arts & Entertainment
March 29 designated Vietnam Veterans Day

...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-27/march-29-designated-vietnam-veterans
News

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