You are browsing the archive for Vietnam.

Portraits and landscapes

September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Born in pre-war Vietnam, Liat Smestad has spent most of her life in urban Chicago.

But she also feels a connection to Worthington. It’s the hometown of her husband, Jim Smestad, Worthington High School Class of 1947.
“It was t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Remembering Vietnam

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

continue reading on dglobe.com

PHOTOS: Learning Vietnam history

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Medal of Honor recipient Michael Fitzmaurice talked to Sean Flynn’s Korean and Vietnam War history class at DWU Monday….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

PHOTOS: Learning Vietnam history

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Medal of Honor recipient Michael Fitzmaurice talked to Sean Flynn’s Korean and Vietnam War history class at DWU Monday….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lanny Martinson’s next chapter

August 30, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Lanny Martinson’s story has touched lives all over the world. The Lake County native, now living in Sugar Land, Texas, was just a young Marine Corps platoon sergeant when he and his men walked into a mine field in southeast Asia. His is a story of loss, survival, redemption and a struggle against painful memories.
Continue Reading

Who was Major Clifton Cushman?

June 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

As a young police officer in 1972, Ben Harrison noticed a pile of bracelets on a convenience store counter in Memphis, Tenn. Each carried the name of a U.S. service member missing in Vietnam. He picked one at random, and he has worn it since. Continue Reading

Scrapbook from Nam: 1960 WHS graduate shares memories of war in book

February 1, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. It’s been 45 years since Art De Groot served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Despite the passage of time, the memories of what he experienced and witnessed there are still vivid.
After many years of debating the wisdom of doing so, Art wrote down those memories and recently published a book, “Bu Ku Kilo: One Vietnam Vet’s Reflections.” Continue Reading

Service members from Vietnam War might get state ‘working holiday’

January 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Starting next year, March 30 could be a working holiday in South Dakota called Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.
Continue Reading

Sobriety, respect finally arrive for Vietnam vet

November 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Parkston vet never wanted glory, just to go home; earned four Purple Hearts. 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