State Holiday Recognizing Hmong Veterans To Take Effect In 2020The Special Guerrilla Unit was part of the Secret War in Laos in the 1960s and 70s. Tens of thousands of Hmong soldiers were part of the CIA-led mission. An estimated 35,000 of them died.
At Capitol Display, Huey Helicopter Spurs Reflection For Vietnam VetsAs the last of the 140 black engraved panels snapped into place Wednesday, the true cost of the Vietnam War came alive in St. Paul.
Hmong Soldiers Of America’s 'Secret War' Heading To D.C.The CIA's "secret war" relied heavily on Hmong soldiers to fight with U.S. Special Forces and to help rescue downed U.S. pilots.
Vietnam War Memorial Replica On Display At Fort SnellingA replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is on display here in the Twin Cities.
Vietnam Veterans Honored At Fort Snelling CeremonyThe ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. buildup of military personnel in South Vietnam. The Pentagon wants to elevate the status of Vietnam vets to the status of World War 2 and Korean War veterans.
A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86A frequent presence on Minnesota's election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.
Lauren's Science Corner: Weather As A Weapon?A pair of major reports on geo-engineering, "Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth" and "Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration," were published last week by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the CIA was purportedly a major funder. So, can the weather be used as a weapon? The answer is…it’s been tried!
Movie Blog: 'Last Days In Vietnam' Review Toward the end of The Last Days in Vietnam, a marine who was part of the evacuation of Saigon describes the terrible episode as the Vietnam War "in microcosm." That is to say: It had the tragic mix of good intentions and poor leadership that led to broken promises and a country's demise. Yet, filmmaker Rory Kennedy's vital and moving documentary on the Fall of Saigon isn't so much about her pointing a finger, as it is about highlighting the pain, panic, heartbreak, and heroism wound up in those dark days in the spring of 1975.
100 Veterans Enjoy A Free Day On The LinksThe 9th annual “Tee it Up for the Troops” event brought out more than 1,000 golfers to the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights Friday. The event allowed more than 100 veterans and Purple Heart recipients to golf for free in a show of appreciation for their service. The first swing on the tee box marks the start of an 18-hole challenge. Mike Reeder, a Vietnam War veteran who is visiting from Nashville, Tenn., had nothing but confidence as he began his game.
Vietnam Vet's Family Presented With Posthumous Purple HeartA Purple Heart earned more than 45 years ago was finally presented Sunday.
Two Vietnam War Enemies Who Turned Friends Meet At MSPTwo men, who tried to kill each other 40 years ago, met at the Minneapolis airport this afternoon. Dan Cherry and New Yen Hong Me were fighter pilots in Vietnam, on opposite sides of the war. They engaged in a dog fight over Hanoi in April 1972.
Remains Of Navy Pilot Missing In Vietnam ReturnedThe remains of a U.S. Navy fighter pilot missing in action in the Vietnam War are being returned to his family in Minnesota for burial. Lt. William Swanson, of Zimmerman, will be laid to rest June 11 with military honors at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Missing Since 1965, MN Airman To Be Buried At Fort SnellingNearly 50 years after a Minnesota soldier went missing after crashing his aircraft during the Vietnam War, William E. Swanson is coming home.
Minn. Veteran Returns To Vietnam For Lost LoveSitting at his office desk, Jim Reischl looked fondly at two faces in the faded photographs. And what he saw in the background was a tiny apartment somewhere in Saigon.
History Theatre Hosts 1968: Year That Rocked The WorldThe History Theatre in St. Paul is paying homage to that year with a play called 1968: The Year That Rocked the World.