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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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Top Vietnam War (1955-1975) Articles

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  • McGovern and fellow vets sought peace

    In memory of George McGovern, we should not forget that he was a GI ("Liberal icon fought Nixon, Vietnam War," Oct. 22). Originally, GI stood for General Issue, but it came to represent the men and women who wore a uniform in service to their country. At...
  • The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon

    The two tortured political marriages of Richard Nixon
    Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"). The...
  • McGovern took on meat industry

    Last Sunday, we lost former U.S. Sen. George McGovern ("Liberal icon fought Nixon, Vietnam War," Oct. 22). Although many will recall his disastrous 1972 loss to Richard Nixon and his subsequent leadership in getting us out of Vietnam, his truly lasting...
  • Jacqueline Spare, nurse

    Jacqueline Spare, nurse
    Jacqueline Ann Spare, a registered nurse who worked for many years at Bon Secours Hospital, died of bone cancer May 28 at the Joseph Richey Hospice. The Columbia resident was 65. Born Jacqueline Ann Sullivan in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of...
  • Cary deRussy, publisher of Fishing in Maryland

    Cary deRussy, the former publisher of Fishing in Maryland magazine, died of emphysema complications Oct. 10 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The former Mays Chapel resident was 70. Born Wilson Cary Nicholas deRussy in Baltimore and raised in...
  • Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning

    Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning
    Chanting "Free Bradley Manning" and wielding signs that read "my hero" and "Americans have the right to know," hundreds of demonstrators descended on Fort Meade on Saturday to support the soldier now facing a court-martial in the largest security breach...
  • Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • Brothers who served in Vietnam together reflect on Memorial Day

    Brothers who served in Vietnam together reflect on Memorial Day
    For the Sterner family, Memorial Day is about more than having a day off from work or hosting a family cookout. Dan Sterner and Steve Sterner each served a tour in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. A third brother, Donald, who died of asbestos poisoning...
  • Harford observes Memorial Day

    Harford observes Memorial Day
    Based on his research and calculations, the Rev. Lewis Geigan estimates that more than 1.7 million Americans have given their lives to protect their country. "Men and women that paid the ultimate price for the freedom that we've had," Geigan, the...
  • Hopeful signs of reconciliation in hyper-partisan times

    There have been a number of hopeful signs recently regarding the public's recognition of the value of reaching beyond partisan disagreement ("Nostalgia for the age of statesmen," Oct. 23). One comes from "the greatest generation," the other from a college...
  • Denying the reality of same-sex couples won't make them go away

    Reading Jean Marbella's column on anti-gay marriage TV ads left me scratching my head in bewilderment at the actions of conservatives who routinely deny the facts ("So just who's 'teaching' gay marriage?" Oct. 31). It is an indisputable fact that gay...
  • It takes two to end a war

    It takes two to end a war
    "This war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises. That's what our democracy demands." -- President Barack Obama at National Defense University, May 23, 2013 They say all is fair in love and war (I'm skeptical), but that doesn't mean war...