CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2007 |
Jane Maury Denton, 81, the wife of former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton Jr., died Thursday at a Norfolk, Va., hospital of complications from a heart attack, family members said. The native of Mobile, Ala., helped organize the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia in the 1960s, after her husband, who was then a Navy pilot, was shot down and captured in 1965. He was held for nearly eight years in a North Vietnamese prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1998 |
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley will host a flag-raising ceremony to commemorate American prisoners of war and members of the armed forces who remain missing in action. The hourlong ceremony, which will begin at 11 a.m.
July 13, 1990 |
Vice President Dan Quayle told families of missing servicemen today that he'll never apologize for his Vietnam-era service in the National Guard, but that those who fought made a "far, far greater" sacrifice than he. Quayle noted his National Guard service, which became an issue in the 1988 presidential campaign, in a speech opening the 21st annual meeting of the 3,650-member National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia.
October 24, 1991 |
The American Legion on Wednesday blasted the Bush Administration's move toward normal relations with Vietnam as a "tragedy," but other veterans groups gave cautious approval and said that they welcome the conditions set by Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Reaction from key members of Congress also was mixed, reflecting divisions that still linger in the nation nearly two decades after the Vietnam War ended. Dominic D.
December 31, 1985 |
A high-level U.S. delegation will travel to Hanoi next week to discuss with Vietnamese officials the fate of Americans who were held prisoner or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War, the State Department announced Monday. Assistant Defense Secretary Richard L. Armitage will lead the group, the highest-ranking U.S. mission to Vietnam since the war ended 10 years ago, State Department spokesman Charles Redman said. Accompanying Armitage will be Assistant Secretary of State Paul D.
July 19, 1985 |
To scattered boos and shouts of "Rambo! Rambo!," a congressional leader today told the families of U.S. servicemen missing in action that "the time has come for hard truths and blunt talk" about claims that there are still Americans held captive in Southeast Asia. Rep. Stephen J. Solarz (D-N.Y.) told 800 relatives and friends of MIAs that resolving the fate of the 2,450 Americans missing in Indochina remains "a national obligation and moral responsibility."