Vietnam War

belated burial
4:11 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

After 44 Years, Bittersweet Burial for Family of Missing U.S. Officer

Maj. Larry James Hanley
Credit: VFW Post 3377

Forty-four years have passed since Air Force pilot Larry J. Hanley died in the Vietnam War. On Saturday, his family will finally lay him to rest at a cemetery in Walla Walla.

In 1969, Hanley was 26 years old when his family learned that his plane went down over Laos.

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6:26 am
Mon October 22, 2012

George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement

Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern talks about the bombs being used in Vietnam at a $250-a-person fundraising dinner in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 1972.

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 11:11 am

If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.

The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.

McGovern himself was none of these things.

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Author Interviews
9:34 am
Sat April 21, 2012

'Steinbeck in Vietnam': A great writer's last reports

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 7:46 am

The last piece of published writing from one of America's greatest writers was a series of letters he sent back from the front lines of war at the age of 64.

John Steinbeck's reports shocked readers and family so much that they've never been reprinted — until now.

Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 for a life's work writing about those who had been roughed up by history — most notably his Depression-era novels, Of Mice And Men and The Grapes of Wrath. Four years later, Steinbeck left for Vietnam to cover the war firsthand.

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