Utah Vietnam veteran receives lost medals

SALT LAKE CITY — Richard DeGooyer said when he returned home from serving in the US Army in the Vietnam war, he was told not to wear his uniform, only Levis. He was wearing jeans again Friday but able to joke about it with Utah Senator Mitt Romney as they met in the Federal Building downtown. “We’re both wearing Levis,” they laughed.
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Waupaca County,

Expansion coming to Waupaca County veterans cemetery

KING (WLUK) -- A grant is helping a Waupaca County veterans cemetery expand. Gov. Evers announced the US Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding $3.3 million to expand the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at King. The grant will allow the WDVA to construct 428 pre-placed crypts, a flag assembly...
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Lorain, OHMorning Journal

Ceremonies honoring veterans on hold in Amherst, Lorain, planners say

Two projects honoring local veterans remain in progress, but will delay their opening events. June 19 was the scheduled date for a groundbreaking for the new Patriots Park Mural Project in Amherst and the celebration of renaming Lorain’s Central Park for the late Samuel L. Felton Jr., a Vietnam veteran and community leader.
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Vietnam introduces nationwide code of conduct for social media

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam introduced national guidelines on social media behaviour on Friday which encourage people to post positive content about the Southeast Asian country and require state employees to report "conflicting information" to their superiors. The code prohibits posts which violate the law and "affect the interests of the...

100-year-old Myron Radwin meets an angel among us

Long-time well-known Birmingham Jewish community member Myron Radwin was in his room at Grandview Hospital recently recovering from surgery when something unexpected happened. Now at home and in a declining health situation, Myron and his daughter Holly Mazer, who was in his hospital room at the time, recounted the story with smiles and emotion.
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Richmond County Daily Journal

To the editor | As normalcy returns, so do divisions

They brought gloves and a scuffed-up baseball to Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The five maskless boys, with a couple of adults, appeared about 8 or 9 years old; two of them with close-cropped blond hair could have been brothers. They had laid aside smart phones and video games for now, playing catch and enjoying horseplay a few feet from a statue of Baltimore native Babe Ruth near the Eutaw Street gate.

‘You are and forever will be my hero’; Vietnam vet receives award 52 years in the making

POCATELLO — It has been more than 52 years since Lance Cpl. Bill Klobus was struck by a 155 mm artillery round, propelling him 40 feet and requiring his medical evacuation. Klobus sustained the injuries on April 26, 1969, as part of the Operation of Oklahoma Hills during the Vietnam War. Although the injuries occurred decades ago, Klobus was never recognized for them — in part because doctors didn’t understand the ailment at the time, and because the injuries weren’t the result of enemy fire.
Nelson County, VALynchburg News and Advance

Vietnam-era Huey helicopter looms large at Monument Terrace

The 1,020th week of the Monument Terrace Troop Rally looked a little different — parked at the curb was a Vietnam-era Huey chopper, a hulking military helicopter used for everything from medevac missions to direct combat gun support during the war. The helicopter was on loan Friday morning from the...
Marshall, TXMarshall News Messenger

Marshall Elks Lodge joins national organizations in Flag Day celebration

Members of Marshall Elks Lodge No. 683 gathered together on Monday to celebrate one of the federal holidays their organization helped get started, Flag Day. The Marshall Elks Lodge invited members of the Marshall High School Junior ROTC, as well as a former U.S. marine, to help them celebrate the national holiday.
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Censorship: Vietnam introduces “code of conduct” for social media

If you're tired of cancel culture and censorship subscribe to Reclaim The Net. The Vietnamese government has taken its disregard for free speech to another level through the introduction of a nationwide social media code of conduct. Among many other things, the code encourages the Vietnamese to post positive content about their country, such as the beautiful sceneries, and culture.

Vietnam Airlines on verge of bankruptcy, ministry warns

Vietnam Airlines (VN, Hanoi) is on the verge of bankruptcy, the country’s Ministry of Planning and Investment has warned, as losses and debts continue to accumulate while air travel demand fails to rebound. Despite government approval of a VND12 trillion dong (USD519 million) rescue plan aimed at returning the cash-strapped...

‘An obligation to honor’

Medra Dobbins had never attended Brookfield’s Memorial Day service before but, having lost her husband, Army vet Charles Dobbins, on Feb. 26, she felt compelled to do so this year. “I was very touched,” she said, after her husband’s name was read during the ceremony, along with of 45 other...