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1955–1975 conflict in Vietnam

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Vietnam War: 1955–1975 conflict in Vietnam
The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; South Vietnam was supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war, considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some, lasted 19 years, with direct U.S. involvement ending in 1973, and included the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War, which ended with all three countries becoming communist in 1975.


Today in History for November 15th

Highlights of this day in history: Sherman begins 'March to the Sea' in American Civil War; Zebulon Pike spots namesake mountaintop; Anti-Vietnam War protesters gather in DC; Joey Buttafuoco gets jail.. - Published

Vietnam War veterans honor a fallen soldier 50 years later

During the Vietnam War, Army Pfc. Leonard Nitzsche was killed. Members of his platoon felt like they never had a chance to say goodbye. So they found a way to honor him decades later. Steve Hartman has..
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Videos for Vietnam War

Lawmakers give impassioned pleas before war powers vote [Video]Lawmakers give impassioned pleas before war powers vote

Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers gave passionate speeches on the House floor on Thursday ahead of a vote on a war powers resolution intended to prevent Trump from waging war against Iran..

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Mother, daughter reunite after being separated in Operation Babylift [Video]Mother, daughter reunite after being separated in Operation Babylift

As Vietnamese Communist forces closed in on Saigon in April 1975, in desperation, Nguyen thi Dep gave up daughter to Operation Babylift. After searching for more than four decades, Dep found her..

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I Never Expected to Protest the Vietnam War While on Active Duty

In 1969, this Army veteran joined a contingent of active-duty troops at an antiwar rally. That led him to a lifelong career working for peace. - Published

"The Vietnam War" explores both U.S. and Viet Cong perspectives

The latest project from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick looks at the U.S. war in Vietnam through the eyes of both U.S. and North Vietnamese soldiers.
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Author Mark Bowden on Vietnam

Journalist Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down" and a new history of the Vietnam War, "Hue 1968," talks about America's misguided entry into the war, in which the United States projected its..
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John Filo on photographing the Kent State shootings

Photographer John Filo was a journalism major on May 4, 1970, when he documented an anti-Vietnam War demonstration on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio. In this web exclusive he talked with..
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A very personal "thank you for your service"

John Metzler says a letter he received on the battlefield on Christmas Day 1970 from a sixth-grade girl helped him get through the Vietnam War. It was a simple note, with a simple message: "Thank you."..
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Be Good, Smile Pretty

For 32 years, Tracy Tragos never knew her father who was killed in the Vietnam War. Then, an accidental discovery launched a life-changing project that took her all the way to Vietnam. Bob Simon..
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A Vietnam War vet and his dog have an unbreakable bond

When this Vietnam War vet was admitted to hospice care with limited time left to live, he only had one wish -- to see his dog one final time.
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Moratorium Day: The day that millions of Americans marched

On 15 October 1969, millions of people in the US marched to call for an end to the Vietnam War.
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Ken Burns explores the true roots of country music in new documentary

Over the past 30 years, the films of Ken Burns have covered the Civil War, the Vietnam War, baseball, jazz and more. His latest project, chronicling the story of country music from the hollers of West..
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Vietnam veterans remembered on 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

Australians have been urged to remember the sacrifices and courage of troops who fought in the Vietnam War on the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
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Vietnam veterans remembered across Aust

Australians have been urged to remember the sacrifices and courage of troops who fought in the Vietnam War on the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Roy Knight welcomed home with full military honors

Fifty-two years after he was shot down during the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force Col. Roy Knight was welcomed home with full military honors in Texas. Norah O'Donnell reports.
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Parkland survivors demand action after El Paso shooting

Nearly a year and a half before the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, the shooting in Parkland, Florida, sparked some of the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War. Young survivors..
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The Vietnam War Was Already Lost, but I Had to Go Anyway

50 years ago American troops began withdrawing, but tens of thousands were yet to die. - Published

Vietnam battle remembered after 50 years

Fifty years on from the Battle of Binh Ba, Vietnam War veterans and their families will gather in Canberra to remember and pay their respects.
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Trump, in Interview, Says He Prefers Talk to Military Action on Iran

In a wide-ranging discussion with the British journalist Piers Morgan, the president also defended his lack of military service in the Vietnam War. - Published

Trump says he "would've been honored" to serve in Vietnam War

President Trump has taken heat for years for getting a medical deferment from the 1960s U.S. military draft for bone spurs in his feet
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"48 Hours: NCIS:" A Sailor's Honor

When a young Navy officer vanished without a trace along with $8,600 from a supply ship during the Vietnam War, he was classified a deserter. His sister believed he was murdered. Can NCIS agents solve..
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