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  • Phryganistria heusii yentuensis.
    World's second longest insect found in Vietnam
    There is a tall insect roaming on the earth, according to the Dec. 4 report from Unexplained Mysteries and the Dec. 2 report from Wired. If you're squeamish of insects this news will make your skin crawl. The stick insect measures up to 54cm...
  • Veterans of tomorrow thank veterans of yesterday
    Veterans of tomorrow thank veterans of yesterday
    By Michael IsamSt. Augustine, Fla, (November 7, 2014) – Back in the day the people that stood out were the “Rainbows”. The name given to those freshly arrived to boot camp. To those yet to receive that full set of green...
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    Why Is There No National Monument to Gold Star Mothers?
    In 2011, Congress passed the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Act, which authorized the foundationThe bill authorizes the Gold Star Mothers National Monument Foundation “to establish a monument in the District of Columbia area.” The...
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    Why Does Johnie Webb Still Have a Job?
    Johnie Webb, the Deputy to the Commander for Public Relations & Legislative Affairs of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has been a constant thorn in the sides of the families of servicemen and women who have been listed as Prisoners...
  • Voice actor Peter Cullen of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' explains how his Vietnam War veteran brother inspired him to breathe life into Optimus Prime
    Peter Cullen's veteran brother inspired the voice of Optimus Prime
    According to Comic Book Movie on Monday, "Transformers: Age of Extinction's" voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, talked about how his decorated and wounded Vietnam War veteran brother, Larry Cullen, inspired him to do the best he...
  • Limestone Formations in SE Asia
    Tips on Vietnam Visas
    Thinking of going to Vietnam? Did you just find out a visa is required for entry? Many tour companies advise you to go through their preferred vendor to get the Vietnam Visa, which requires sending your passport to the company, and costs a couple...
  • Vietnam's Imperial City of Hue
    Sacred ground: Vietnam's Imperial City of Hue
    All respectable Vietnamese buildings based on Confucian design principles have an entrance gateopening onto a small space backed by a freestanding wall – the Spirit Wall. To enter the courtyard one simply walked a short distance to the right...
  • Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
    RIP the souls of a nation: Vietnam's imperial tombs
    Here’s the projectand money’s no object: build a place away from work and home where you can just get away from it all. Surround yourself with your friends, do what makes you happy and stay there for eternity. If you were a Nguyen...
  • Tony winner Karen Ziemba joins the cast of "Almost Home"
    "Third Watch" star Joe Lisi & Tony winner Karen Ziemba join "Almost Home"
    Joe Lisi, best known to audiences as Lt. Swarsky for five seasons of the hit NBC drama, “Third Watch” will return to the stage to star in Walter Anderson’s “Almost Home,” a new off-Broadway play about a young Marine...
  • Tony winner Karen Ziemba joins the cast of "Almost Home"
    "Third Watch" star Joe Lisi and Tony winner Karen Ziemba join "Almost Home"
    Joe Lisi, best known to audiences as Lt. Swarsky on the hit NBC drama, “Third Watch” will return to the stage to star in Walter Anderson’s “Almost Home,” a new off-Broadway play about a young Marine who returns home...
  • Disabled Sports USA: A Half Century Later
    Disabled Sports USA: Still Growing Strong
    Summer is waning but that does not deter the dedicated members of the Disabled Sports USA. “Providing adaptive sports opportunities for people with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through sports is just one...
  • Nixon flashes victory sign as he departs from the White House after resigning in disgrace, faced with impeachment
    Nixon's resignation letter and Ford's pardon shown at National Archives in Aug.
    President Richard Nixon's resignation letterAug. 9, 1974 andPresident Gerald Ford's pardon of Nixon 40 years ago will be displayed Aug. 8-11 in the National Archives' "Featured Documents" exhibit.And on Aug. 8 at noon at the...
  • Food in Vietnam: Top four beverages to try—with health benefits!
    Food in Vietnam: Top four beverages to try—with health benefits!
    Dehydration is a common concern for travelers in hot, humid Southeast Asia. Lucky for those visiting Vietnam, the country has the best variety of juices and other beverages to try! Many are sugar-free and very healthy. Here’s my top four...
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    D-Day at the War Memorials wih Dave Dowdell
    It is the 70th anniversary of D-Day for World War II veterans most of whom are in their late 80s or 90s. The Ohio Honor Flight arrived in buses with one Purple Heart Vietnam Air Force Veteran, Dave Dowdell. Dave is making the rounds today. His...
  • AmaWaterways to launch AmDam (shown is her sister ship AmaLotus)
    AmaWaterways to launch custom AmDam for Vietnam cruising
    AmaWaterways, has announced the itinerary for its newest custom-designed vessel, AmaDara, which will enhance the cruise line's Vietnam, Cambodia & The Riches of The Mekong program in 2015. AmaDara debuts August 17, 2015 and will join its...