Vietnam War Memorial

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Long-Lost Army Buddies Learn They Are Neighbors

Basic training pals reunite nearly 50 years later in Detroit

(Newser) - A Detroit man who long pondered the fate of his old Army buddy found him in the oddest of places: living practically next door for the last 18 years. Dave Brown heard that his basic training buddy Roger Watson had been wounded in Vietnam, which was true—Watson lost a... More »

Man Runs One Mile for Every Fallen Vietnam Vet: 58K

Michael Bowen, 65, began tribute in 1982

(Newser) - Runner Michael Bowen completed a special mile yesterday—he has now run one for each of the more than 58,000 US vets who didn't come home from the Vietnam War. The 65-year-old Michigan man began the tribute in 1982 and has been running regularly ever since, despite colon... More »

NAACP Blasts MLK Sculptor

Says Chinese artist hails from, glorifies abusive country

(Newser) - California’s NAACP chapter has condemned the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial planned for the National Mall, saying the choice of a Chinese artist “is in direct opposition to Dr. King’s philosophy.” Lei Yixin not only hails from the country “with the worst record of human... More »

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