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Retired Marine From Montgomery Co. Heads Back To Vietnam, His 11th Trip In 9 Years

The Villanova adjunct professor volunteers at Vietnamese universities, where he says students are craving to learn English — and about social and economic opportunity.

06/02/2015

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/24/2015

After receiving a fresh supply of ammunition and water flown in by helicopter, men of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade continue on a jungle 'Search and Destroy' patrol in Phuc Tuy Province, Vietnam, June 1966. An armored personnel carrier provides security on the landing zone in the background. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Ground Troops Landing In Vietnam, A Philadelphia Veteran Remembers

The Army seemed like a good place for Robert Toporek. In 1965, he was an 18-year-old high school drop-out who’d never even heard of Vietnam.

05/05/2015

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Pilgrims From Vietnam Coming In Big Numbers To See Pope, Take Part In WMOF In Philadelphia

Those planning for the pope’s two-day visit were stunned to learn recently that many pilgrims from the Southeast Asian nation already have made arrangements to make the trip.

05/04/2015

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40 Years After Operation Babylift, Woman Shares Her Story

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Operation Babylift.

04/24/2015

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FBI Document Bandits Reveal Themselves More Then 40 Years Later

More than 40 years ago a handful of anti-war activists broke into a FBI office in Media, Delaware County and stole documents proving that agents were carrying out illegal surveillance on Vietnam protestors and civil rights groups.

01/12/2014