WASHINGTON — When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished Eisenhower against the backdrop…
Among all our wars and military conflicts, Vietnam was perhaps hardest on veterans. Yet, that did not stop Montanans from enlisting for that “conflict” at a very high rate. Montanans have one of the highest rates of voluntary military service in the nation and within that number, Native Amer…
An American helicopter from the Vietnam War sits at the site of the Khe Sanh battle in Vietnam.
Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.
Spectators watch guards march at Ho Chi Minh’s tomb in Hanoi.
Members of the Billings touring group take in the scene of a downtown Hanoi intersection.
Members of a group from Billings touring Vietnam share a large meal in a small fishing village between Hue and Da Nang.
Motor scooters are parked in front of college students outside a graduation ceremony in Hanoi.
Montana State University Billings history professor Keith Edgerton, left, and MSUB Chancellor Rolf Groseth pose in front of an airplane at the Khe Sanh battlefield in Vietnam.
Early-evening lamps glow for outdoor diners at a French restaurant in Hoi An.
A view of Halong Bay, near the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, from nearby caves.
A rusted American tank sits in a sweet potato field at Khe Sanh, Vietnam.
His body no longer sports the 23-inch neck, 36-inch thighs and 18-inch forearms needed to squat lift 750 pounds. That’s when his dreams were focused on making the U.S. Olympic team to compete in the 1980 Moscow Games.
As veterans of different wars and different eras, we write to express our disgust at the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., and to call for an end to the slash and burn politics crippling our nation. Though the federal government shutdown is over, the damage to our nation and our nation’s…
A class on the history of Vietnam that culminates with a trip to the southeast Asian country in February is open to the general public and organizers plan to hold an informational and sign up meeting on Oct. 3.
HELENA — Bill Rich remembers climbing the observation tower on a pleasant evening 45 years ago to escape the heat in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
CASPER, Wyo. — Donald Kuhn didn’t like school.
When Dave Hofer’s piggies go to market, they’re often bound for Japan or China, which is why the Montana Hutterite is closely watching Trans Pacific free trade talks.
Ernie Flynn was a standout at VA Montana Health Care System’s Volunteer Recognition Banquet in Billings on Wednesday and it was clear why: The 63-year-old was honored for logging at least 12,500 volunteer hours to help veterans.