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February 16, 1991 | SONNI EFRON and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 15 years have passed since Vu Duy Thanh heard the train of death rumbling through the sky above, that dreadful drone of the American B-52s and the horrible few seconds that followed each time, as 1,000-pound bombs whistled down on his hometown of Haiphong. "You do not forget this sound, ever," Thanh said. "North Vietnamese people, we know what is B-52." Thanh relived the memory just weeks ago in Iraq, where, as a road-crew worker, he observed the latest B-52 bombing sorties.
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April 27, 2001 | PAUL RICHTER and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Pentagon Thursday opened the possibility that it might investigate its award of a Bronze Star medal to former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska for a Vietnam War mission that cost the lives of at least 13 civilians. Amid a widening debate over the February 1969 episode, Defense Department officials said an investigation could be launched if it appeared that a medal was awarded because of a false report on a service member's action.
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June 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. military experts will travel to Malaysia soon to find out if a collection of skeletons--said to be remains of American servicemen killed in Vietnam--are indeed those of humans, a Pentagon spokesman said in Washington. The remains and 28 U.S. Army identification tags were found on a boat carrying nine Vietnamese men that landed Monday in a southeastern coastal village in Malaysia.
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April 26, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Nebraska senator and governor Bob Kerrey, a potential Democratic presidential contender, has revealed that he commanded a raid on a village during the Vietnam War that killed only women, children and older men. Kerrey stressed that members of his seven-man Navy SEAL team began shooting after they were shot at and assumed they were facing fire from Viet Cong soldiers. He said the secret incident has "haunted" him for 32 years. "Now I can talk about it.
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November 4, 1988
Vietnam turned over to a U.S. military team what it believes are the remains of 23 Americans unaccounted for since the Vietnam War, a U.S. spokesman said in Bangkok, Thailand. A U.S. military honor guard solemnly saluted as the remains, in coffins draped with folded U.S. flags, were loaded onto a C-141 transport plane during a short ceremony at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport, Maj. Dan Trout said. The plane left the Vietnamese capital for Guam, en route to Honolulu. There, the U.S.
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September 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
U.S.-Vietnamese teams have finished their longest joint search ever for the remains of missing American servicemen, the Vietnam News Agency said in a report monitored in Bangkok, Thailand. U.S. forensic experts examined 70 sets of remains that the Vietnamese said they previously found during their own searches. The Vietnamese agency did not say what the outcome was. The Pentagon lists 2,300 Americans missing from the war that ended in Communist victories in 1975 in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
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April 27, 2001 | PAUL RICHTER and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Pentagon Thursday opened the possibility that it might investigate its award of a Bronze Star medal to former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska for a Vietnam War mission that cost the lives of at least 13 civilians. Amid a widening debate over the February 1969 episode, Defense Department officials said an investigation could be launched if it appeared that a medal was awarded because of a false report on a service member's action.
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June 9, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations that a Special Forces commando unit violated U.S. policy and international norms by using nerve gas to kill American defectors and North Vietnamese during a secret 1970 raid into Laos.
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January 7, 1994 | Associated Press
A new generation of American soldiers armed only with picks and shovels spread out across 600 miles of Vietnam on Thursday, searching old battlefields for fallen soldiers missing since the war. The search mission--the largest since the end of the war--involves eight U.S. teams of specialists totaling 84 members and runs through Jan. 28.
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April 26, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Nebraska senator and governor Bob Kerrey, a potential Democratic presidential contender, has revealed that he commanded a raid on a village during the Vietnam War that killed only women, children and older men. Kerrey stressed that members of his seven-man Navy SEAL team began shooting after they were shot at and assumed they were facing fire from Viet Cong soldiers. He said the secret incident has "haunted" him for 32 years. "Now I can talk about it.
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June 9, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations that a Special Forces commando unit violated U.S. policy and international norms by using nerve gas to kill American defectors and North Vietnamese during a secret 1970 raid into Laos.
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October 4, 1996 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of 300 former Vietnamese commandos who fought in a CIA-sponsored secret army during the 1960s and were left to languish in enemy prisons will receive $40,000 each from the U.S. government. The legislation, part of the Defense Department budget approved by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton this week, seeks to compensate the commandos for the years they spent incarcerated and to atone for the conduct of former U.S. officials who left the soldiers behind.
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June 20, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While about a dozen former South Vietnamese commandos looked on stoically Wednesday, U.S. senators used words like "atrocity," "betrayal" and "indefensible" to describe the men's treatment by the U.S. government. In an apparent move to avoid continuing to pay their salaries, the government had declared them dead, even though most of them had been captured and sentenced to long prison terms in North Vietnam. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.
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January 7, 1994 | Associated Press
A new generation of American soldiers armed only with picks and shovels spread out across 600 miles of Vietnam on Thursday, searching old battlefields for fallen soldiers missing since the war. The search mission--the largest since the end of the war--involves eight U.S. teams of specialists totaling 84 members and runs through Jan. 28.
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March 2, 1991 | HARRY G. SUMMERS Jr.
"The Vietnam syndrome is over!" So proclaimed President Bush on Friday. He didn't need to tell Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who had tried to fight that war all over again. And in a strange way, the Gulf War ended almost exactly as the Vietnam War did, just as Hussein claimed it would. But to his surprise, instead of playing the role of North Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh, as he intended, he found himself playing the role of South Vietnam's Nguyen Van Thieu. In October, 1972, U.S.
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February 16, 1991 | SONNI EFRON and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 15 years have passed since Vu Duy Thanh heard the train of death rumbling through the sky above, that dreadful drone of the American B-52s and the horrible few seconds that followed each time, as 1,000-pound bombs whistled down on his hometown of Haiphong. "You do not forget this sound, ever," Thanh said. "North Vietnamese people, we know what is B-52." Thanh relived the memory just weeks ago in Iraq, where, as a road-crew worker, he observed the latest B-52 bombing sorties.
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March 2, 1991 | HARRY G. SUMMERS Jr.
"The Vietnam syndrome is over!" So proclaimed President Bush on Friday. He didn't need to tell Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who had tried to fight that war all over again. And in a strange way, the Gulf War ended almost exactly as the Vietnam War did, just as Hussein claimed it would. But to his surprise, instead of playing the role of North Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh, as he intended, he found himself playing the role of South Vietnam's Nguyen Van Thieu. In October, 1972, U.S.
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September 12, 1987 | United Press International
The State Department announced Friday an agreement in principle between Washington and Hanoi that could mean thousands of children fathered by U.S. servicemen may start coming to the United States from Vietnam soon. "After 18 months of persistent U.S. diplomatic activity to get the Amerasian program resumed, it now appears that once more Amerasians will be allowed to leave Vietnam for resettlement in the United States," spokesman Charles Redman said.
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September 2, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
U.S.-Vietnamese teams have finished their longest joint search ever for the remains of missing American servicemen, the Vietnam News Agency said in a report monitored in Bangkok, Thailand. U.S. forensic experts examined 70 sets of remains that the Vietnamese said they previously found during their own searches. The Vietnamese agency did not say what the outcome was. The Pentagon lists 2,300 Americans missing from the war that ended in Communist victories in 1975 in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
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June 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. military experts will travel to Malaysia soon to find out if a collection of skeletons--said to be remains of American servicemen killed in Vietnam--are indeed those of humans, a Pentagon spokesman said in Washington. The remains and 28 U.S. Army identification tags were found on a boat carrying nine Vietnamese men that landed Monday in a southeastern coastal village in Malaysia.
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