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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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  • Creativity trumps authenticity

    What started off 17 months ago as a modest banh mi stand inside the West Loop's French Market has become one of the city's most interesting Vietnamese restaurants. Saigon Sisters may have been born from a sandwich shop (which still operates in the French...
  • May 30: Author - Tom Clavin, Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam

    May 30: Author - Tom Clavin, Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
    To purchase a copy of the book: Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam April 30th marked the 36th anniversary of the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Last Men Out recreates that harrowing 24-hour period in dramatic,...
  • In The Pipeline: The Streisand of Saigon

    In The Pipeline: The Streisand of Saigon
    Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter. People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
  • Last JFK Tapes Released: He Worried About Re-Election, Vietnam

    Last JFK Tapes Released: He Worried About Re-Election, Vietnam
    Shortly before his death in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was worried about how he would come across to young voters at the 1964 Democratic Convention. "What is it that we can [do to] make them decide that they want to vote for us, Democrats and...
  • Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley

    Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley
    Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck. The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
  • Man Has 180-pound Tumor Removed

    Man Has 180-pound Tumor Removed
    HO CHI MINH CITY -- A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. The growing tumor had...
  • Surgery removes tumor twice the size of man's weight

    Surgery removes tumor twice the size of man's weight
    A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. The growing tumor had rendered the patient,...
  • Missing Vietnam War soldier from Indiana identified

    Missing Vietnam War soldier from Indiana identified
    The Department of Defense Prisoner of War/ Missing Personnel Office announced Tuesday that the remains of a missing serviceman has been identified and will be returned to his family.  Army Chief Warrant Officer George Howes, from Knox, Ind., went...
  • The Banh Mi Report

    The Banh Mi Report
    Pho Saigon 989 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, (860) 953-1122 What’s it called -- in business-speak -- when you open up a new small enterprise right next to the establishment that’s likely to be your biggest competitor? You have to admire...
  • Miss F.V. pageant back after 21-year absence

    In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes. That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her...
  • Banh Mi at Huong VIet on Park Street in Hartford

    Banh Mi at Huong VIet on Park Street in Hartford
    * * 1/2 Huong Viet 2014 Park St., Hartford, (860) 233-0888 Last year Lisa and I discovered Mini Saigon on Park Street in Hartford. We'd been looking for banh mi — the much-discussed Vietnamese grinders — and we found them right there in...
  • Taken For Granted: Prose in honor of Memorial Day

    Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and today’s column is devoted to a prose poem by my good friend, 1st Lt. Mike Gray. My deep appreciation for permission to publish this special dedication to all those we honor on Memorial Day. The Silver Boxes No one...