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  • Boy falls from large kite and dies in Vietnam
    Boy falls from kite to his death in Vietnam
    A 5-year-old Vietnamese boy died on Sunday evening after falling from a large kite. The boy became tangled in the kite string during practice for an upcoming kite festival in Vietnam. The string snapped after dragging the boy more than 60 feet...
  • Shades Resort in Mui Ne, Vietnam is an excellent choice
    Shades Resort in Mui Ne, Vietnam is an excellent choice
    Shades is an oasis of calm and comfort in the heart of Mui Ne. Mui Ne is about five hours by car due east of Saigon also known as Ho Chi Minh City. Shades is a boutique hotel with access to the beach (at low tide) and a lovely pool. There are...
  • Frank E. Petersen
    Frank E. Petersen flew into the tiger’s jaw
    In 1950, Frank E. Petersen left his home in Topeka, Kansas with an intense desire to see the world. At that time, he was unable to imagine the military career that awaited him, and the course he would travel from seaman recruit to the upper...
  • Gold Star
    Chambers brothers became first black flag-rank siblings
    When the list of distinguished military officers who now wear stars on their shoulders is reviewed, the names include very few black individuals, much less black siblings. US Navy Rear Admiral Lawrence Cleveland Chambers and US Army Major General...
  • InterContinental Residence Saigon
    InterContinental Asiana Residence in Saigon is an great place to stay
    Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still called by many, is a 31-storey InterContinental Asiana Saigon Residence, adjacent to the InterContinental Hotel. It is part of an integrated complex that includes restaurant and a...
  • Vietnam kills thousands of seized cats
    How an animal rights group played a Communist country
    Take a rare glimpse inside the strategic and intelligence divisions of the Global Conservation Group. Last week, Hanoi police forces in Vietnam intercepted a truck carrying three tons of cats smuggled into the country from China. Despite laws...
  • Vietnam Cats
    Vietnam kills thousands of seized cats
    Hanoi police forces in Vietnam seized three tons of cats last week that were found to be illegally smuggled into the country from China. While consuming cats in Vietnam is a criminal offense, the underground cat meat trade is big business. Every...
  • Hanoi Vietnam Smuggled Cats
    Vietnam to kill thousands of smuggled cats; animal rescue groups want custody
    Yesterday, Vietnam officials in Hanoi intercepted an illegal smuggling operation in which tens of thousands of cats were transported into the country from China. The cats were going to be used for human consumption. However, it is not legal to...
  • Enjoy a Pandaw cruise on the Mekong River
    Enjoy a Pandaw cruise on the Mekong River
    The mighty Mekong River is over 2,700 miles long, making it one of longest in Asia. It is a multinational river with connections to China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. One of the best ways to get from Cambodia to Vietnam is on...
  • Jane Fonda
    Jane Fonda claims she was not against U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, vets disagree
    Jane Fonda, the actress known as "Hanoi Jane" for her actions during the Vietnam War, was the target of about 50 veterans and supporters when she appeared at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, the Frederick News-Post reported Saturday....
  • Happy birthday, travel adventurer Richard Halliburton (wherever you are)
    Happy birthday, travel adventurer Richard Halliburton (wherever you are)
    Richard Halliburton would have been 115 years old this Friday, Jan. 9. He lived for 39 years, until a Chinese junk he was sailing on ran into a storm and sank somewhere in the Pacific en route from Hong Kong to San Francisco.Adventure-wise, it...
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    Give a gift to the Veteran’s Outreach Center this Christmas
    Christmas is almost here, but it isn’t too late to give a gift to the Veterans Outreach Center. The VOC at 447 South Avenue in Rochester is a magnificent organization that keeps giving and giving to Rochester area veterans.This Christmas is...
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    Hanoi Hilton - There but for the grace of God go I
    Who Interrogated American Electronic Warfare Specialists in North Vietnam?The Washington Decoded website has just published a revealing analysis of the interrogation of captured American Electronic Warfare crews by the North Vietnamese, Chinese,...
  • 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...