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GFAFB captain helps find MIA remains in homeland

December 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Huy Tran, a captain at Grand Forks Air Force Base, left his home country of Vietnam as an 11-year-old. This summer, 18 years later, he returned to his native land as an interpreter for a recovery team with a noble purpose to bring closure for Americans who lost family members in the Vietnam War. Continue Reading

Delay saved former ND Gov. Guy during Vietnam trip

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One of North Dakota’s most popular governors had no doubt he was the target of a 1967 assassination plot in Vietnam. The near-death experience happened on a trip former Gov. Bill Guy initially didn’t want to go on in the first place. Continue Reading

How to submit photos of veterans named on Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund wants to collect a photo of each veteran named on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C., to use in a future exhibit. Continue Reading

Photos of every soldier killed in Vietnam to be displayed in Washington D.C.

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A future education center in Washington, D.C., will display photos of North Dakota soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Organizers of the Education Center at the Wall, which is slated to open Veterans Day 2014, are seeking the public’s help so a photo of every U.S. soldier killed in Vietnam can be featured in an exhibit. Continue Reading

Vietnam War gets recognition after 50 years

July 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we asked readers to write in with memories of that time period. The Vietnam War didn’t and still doesn’t get the same kind of public recognition as World War II and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neighbors’ brothers came home with no fanfare and no flags, said Ludwig, now of Larimore, N.D. Continue Reading

Cliff Cushman’s POW-MIA bracelet to be given to widow

June 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For decades, Evie Struwe has wondered about the young man whose name she carried on her wrist years ago, a name inscribed on a bracelet to honor and remember an Air Force pilot from Grand Forks who was lost in Vietnam nearly 46 years ago. The simple engraving: “Maj. Clifton Cushman 9/25/66.” Continue Reading

Your Vietnam War stories wanted for 50th anniversary

June 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Forum Communications wants to hear from you. Continue Reading

‘Napalm girl’ photo from Vietnam War turns 40

June 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village. Continue Reading

A final homecoming for old soldier

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Inskter, N.D., man served in Korea, Vietnam
He made it back to the home of his youth one last time, then back to the warmth of his last home in the South, and then he died.
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Last Vietnam-era draftee is retiring from Army

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A homemade wind chime with the word “Whining” under a red slash is made from metal parts put in his leg after a parachute accident. Every Sunday he trims his crew cut. He didn’t join the Army willingly, but as Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger prepares to retire, he’s grateful he found his calling. Continue Reading