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January 30, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years ago Saturday, Communist forces launched a predawn attack that would change the course of the Vietnam War. The magnitude of the Tet Offensive reached a stunned U.S. officialdom with five simple words: "Sir," said the Marine guard who awoke Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker at 3 a.m., "Saigon is under attack." From the DMZ to the Mekong Delta, hell broke loose on the Lunar New Year, with heavy fighting engulfing 100 of South Vietnam's provincial and district capitals.
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May 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
This nation marked the 30th anniversary of its war's end with a colorful parade of floats, some emblazoned with American business logos, down the same boulevard where North Vietnamese tanks rolled to victory against a U.S.-backed government. Hundreds of aging veterans, their chests decked with medals, watched as uniformed soldiers and costumed dancers waving red national flags marched toward Reunification Palace. Gen.
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June 19, 1988
Roman Catholics in central Vietnam have been told not to celebrate the Vatican's canonization today of Vietnamese martyrs, which Hanoi has condemned as politically motivated, Radio Hanoi said. Pope John Paul II is to preside over the canonization of 117 martyrs of the 18th and 19th centuries, the largest in church history, in the Vatican. Thousands of Vietnamese, many of whom fled their Communist homeland, are expected to attend, and Hanoi fears it will become an anti-Communist rally.
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February 16, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monday night, in millions of homes across Vietnam, families took their last baths of the year, to wash off the dirt of past misfortune, and held send-off ceremonies for the kitchen gods who ascend to heaven to give their annual report to the Jade Emperor on the moral conduct of household members. And when Vietnam awoke today, the land seemed to have been abandoned. City streets were deserted. Every shop was closed. No farmers or water buffalo worked the rice paddies.
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January 2, 1993 | DE TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a couple of weeks, Dinh Truong will go to Vietnam to keep a promise he made with his fiancee before he emigrated two years ago. Truong had told her that he'd one day come back to visit and, if possible, bring her to America. It is no coincidence that Truong's return to Vietnam also will enable him to spend time there during Tet, the Vietnamese new year. And he is not alone. Unprecedented numbers of Vietnamese-Americans are visiting their homeland this lunar new year.
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February 16, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monday night, in millions of homes across Vietnam, families took their last baths of the year, to wash off the dirt of past misfortune, and held send-off ceremonies for the kitchen gods who ascend to heaven to give their annual report to the Jade Emperor on the moral conduct of household members. And when Vietnam awoke today, the land seemed to have been abandoned. City streets were deserted. Every shop was closed. No farmers or water buffalo worked the rice paddies.
WORLD
May 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
This nation marked the 30th anniversary of its war's end with a colorful parade of floats, some emblazoned with American business logos, down the same boulevard where North Vietnamese tanks rolled to victory against a U.S.-backed government. Hundreds of aging veterans, their chests decked with medals, watched as uniformed soldiers and costumed dancers waving red national flags marched toward Reunification Palace. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1990 | DANA PARSONS, Dana Parsons is a Times staff writer in Orange County. and
Dear Ron Kovic: You said you wanted to hear from the public while you consider running for Congress against Bob Dornan. Nice gesture. Too bad more politicians don't ask us ahead of time if we think they should run. One can almost hear the biennial rhythmic chants of " don't bother! " swelling from the cities and canyons throughout Orange County.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years ago Saturday, Communist forces launched a predawn attack that would change the course of the Vietnam War. The magnitude of the Tet Offensive reached a stunned U.S. officialdom with five simple words: "Sir," said the Marine guard who awoke Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker at 3 a.m., "Saigon is under attack." From the DMZ to the Mekong Delta, hell broke loose on the Lunar New Year, with heavy fighting engulfing 100 of South Vietnam's provincial and district capitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1993 | DE TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a couple of weeks, Dinh Truong will go to Vietnam to keep a promise he made with his fiancee before he emigrated two years ago. Truong had told her that he'd one day come back to visit and, if possible, bring her to America. It is no coincidence that Truong's return to Vietnam also will enable him to spend time there during Tet, the Vietnamese new year. And he is not alone. Unprecedented numbers of Vietnamese-Americans are visiting their homeland this lunar new year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1990 | DANA PARSONS, Dana Parsons is a Times staff writer in Orange County. and
Dear Ron Kovic: You said you wanted to hear from the public while you consider running for Congress against Bob Dornan. Nice gesture. Too bad more politicians don't ask us ahead of time if we think they should run. One can almost hear the biennial rhythmic chants of " don't bother! " swelling from the cities and canyons throughout Orange County.
NEWS
June 19, 1988
Roman Catholics in central Vietnam have been told not to celebrate the Vatican's canonization today of Vietnamese martyrs, which Hanoi has condemned as politically motivated, Radio Hanoi said. Pope John Paul II is to preside over the canonization of 117 martyrs of the 18th and 19th centuries, the largest in church history, in the Vatican. Thousands of Vietnamese, many of whom fled their Communist homeland, are expected to attend, and Hanoi fears it will become an anti-Communist rally.
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