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January 28, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day when thousands gathered in Westminster's Little Saigon to celebrate Tet, the start of the lunar new year, a veterans group urged planners of a Vietnam War memorial to fly both the U.S. flag and that of the former Republic of Vietnam. "There are 358,000 reasons to fly both," said John Lynch, president of the Orange County chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, referring to the 58,000 U.S. and 300,000 South Vietnamese soldiers who died in the war.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day when thousands gathered in Orange County's Little Saigon to celebrate Tet, the start of the lunar new year, a veterans group urged planners of a Vietnam War Memorial to fly both the United States flag and the South Vietnamese flag. "There are 358,000 reasons to fly both," said John Lynch, president of the Orange County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, referring to the 58,000 American and 300,000 South Vietnamese soldiers who died in the war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2000 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nichols trains Burbank police officers to shoot better. When he sees an officer standing straight up, firing at a still paper target, he gets annoyed. "Nothing's moving, everything's still and perfect--it's just not realistic," he snorts. Instead, Nichols studies recent police shootings from across the country and re-creates them with mailboxes, light poles or bowling pins he has hoarded.
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November 17, 2000 | DANIEL YI and GINA PICCALO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
John Keaveney and Hung Trieu Doan, two old soldiers who carry their wartime memories to work each day, thought about President Clinton's arrival in Hanoi on Thursday and winced. Both were cynical as they considered the specter of a president who evaded military service during the Vietnam War being the first president to visit Vietnam since the war ended a quarter-century ago.
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November 11, 2000 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He returned to Detroit from Vietnam in 1968 with ghosts buried deep in his psyche. Several months later, Sgt. Dwight Johnson was called to the White House, where President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded him the Medal of Honor for valor in combat. But the ghosts would not go away, and Johnson always said he did not know what he had done to deserve the medal. Three years later, Johnson lay dead, shot to death a mile from his home by a grocer during a failed robbery attempt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in a week, federal investigators have concluded that Cal State Long Beach, one of the state's largest university campuses, violated affirmative action laws for military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The second round of findings from the U.S. Department of Labor stated that university officials violated 21 sections of a 1974 federal law designed to provide equal employment opportunities to veterans, including the disabled.
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August 15, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Long Beach violated federal law by failing to develop affirmative action programs for Vietnam War-era veterans, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation has concluded. After two investigations since 1995, the department issued a written report over the weekend stating that the university repeatedly violated a 1974 law to prevent discrimination against the veterans, including those who are disabled. The Times obtained a copy of the report Monday. Federal law requires all U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2000 | ALLISON COHEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a grassy median in the middle of a busy San Fernando Valley intersection stands a stone wall bearing the names of 24 fallen Vietnam War soldiers. In New York, Oswego County's first World War II casualty is remembered with a Navy anchor propped on a bed of rocks near a Little League field. Along Illinois 146 near the town of Anna, a cracked brass plaque marks the grave of King Neptune, a 250-pound pig that was auctioned off to sell war bonds. Vietnam veteran Brian Rooney knows them all.
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May 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Two brothers of Andres Garcia bent over and kissed his casket in Carlsbad, N.M., a tearful sister saluted as taps was played and the family of the Marine killed at the end of the Vietnam War finally got to say goodbye. They had waited 25 years to hold a funeral for Garcia, who was a 20-year-old lance corporal when he became one of the last American combat casualties in Southeast Asia.
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