360 VVN – Vietnamese Head Commie Visits Washington

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Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets with western reporters in Hanoi on July 3. Tran Van Minh/AP

Again it can be said the times are a-changing. This is evidenced by the recent visit to this country by the head Communist official of Vietnam. The visit is described in an article from thestate.com in South Carolina titled: Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief at White House submitted by Jim Kuhnhenn of the Associated Press. The purpose of the visit was to improve relations between the two countries in areas of trade and defense. Also mentioned were things of the human rights nature.

You are invited to comment on the developing situation.

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359 VVN – Vietnam Vet Donnie Coleman Still Mad About Post War Experience

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Donald E. Coleman was drafted into the Army at the 19-years-old in 1967 and served as a door gunner on a HU-1 (Huey) helicopter.

Vietnam Vet Donnie Coleman is still upset about the treatment he and other veterans received when they returned from Vietnam. An article from the Herald Standard in Pennsylvania titled: Vietnam vet still feels anger over post-war experience written by Steve Ferris is featured in this episode. In the article Donnie Coleman tells his story about his experiences in Vietnam and when he came home. It is a compelling story of a young man who went off to fight for his country.

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358 VVN – Vietnam Vet Ray Rodes Opines About the War

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Ray Rodes, an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam, shows photos he collected from the war that were taken by an Air Force photographer.

In this episode an article from the Your West Valley.com titled: Vietnam vet: ‘We did our job, and we did it well’ submitted by by Tina Gamez, a staff writer is featured. The article gives Vietnam Vet Ray Rodes an opportunity to opine about his service in Vietnam. He also mentions some of the people he admired and disliked in Vietnam. His story offers an accurate picture of life in the Vietnam War from the perspective of an Air Force captain serving at Ben Hoa.

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357 VVN – Vietnam veterans suffer from long-term effects of Agent Orange exposure

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Destin resident Hugh Kendall talks about his experiences in Vietnam and the effects of his exposure to Agent Orange.

In this episode the subject of Agent Orange is discussed again for good reason. We have to deal with the aftermath of this country’s use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

An article from the Northwest Florida Daily News titled: Local Vietnam veterans suffer from long-term effects of Agent Orange exposure written by Kelly Humphrey is featured. It talks about the plight of two Vietnam Veterans who suffer from Agent Orange diseases. The diseases acknowledged by the VA to be caused by exposure are listed.

For information on the diseases and conditions shown to have a connection to Agent Orange exposure, visit http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/

Contact info for the writer is: Daily News Staff Writer Kelly Humphrey at 850-315-4443 or khumphrey@nwfdailynews.com.

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356 VVN – 4th of July Fireworks Irks Some Vietnam Vets

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4th of July Fireworks and Vietnam Veterans sometimes clash.

It is a tradition to set off fireworks on the 4th of July. Unfortunately for many Vietnam Vets this causes some concern because the explosions bring back bad memories of times in Vietnam when the fireworks were for real.

In this episode an article from the Graham, Texas Leader News titled: Fireworks plague vets with PTSD submitted by Casey Holder is featured. It tells the story of veterans who are bothered by fireworks and what can be done about the situation.

There is an organization called Military With PTSD that sells a warning sign that might help. For more information on the sign program, how to get a sign or to donate to provide a sign to a veteran on a waiting list, visit militarywithptsd.org.

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355 VVN – Bill Clinton Revisits Hanoi

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(AP Photo/Tran Van Minh.). Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, toasts with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

In this episode late breaking news of our hero Ex-president and and Draft Dodger-in-Chief Bill Clinton is brought to you via an article from the Associated Press by Grant Peck titled: Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties.

It seems Bill has returned to Vietnam to commemorate the establishment of relations between our former adversary North Vietnam and the US after he probably solicited a few donations for his foundation and sent Hillary a few emails via her private server. Bill was reminded of this historic event by the recent thawing of relations with the mass murderer Fidel Castro and his police state Cuba by our current president Barack Obama.

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354 VVN – ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ Commemorates Vietnam

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Wayne and John Paul meet at the Wall in Faith of Our Fathers.

 

In this episode the Movie Faith of Our Fathers is featured. It is a new film about the bonds that link fathers and sons through the horrors of war. The movie is a part of the 50 Year Commemoration of the Vietnam War. It is being introduced at special local premieres.

It is recommended that all Vietnam Veterans and those who care about them see this movie. The story behind the movie and its creation is given in the podcast.

Here are links of interest to the movie:

Contact: Michael Conrad, 214-616-0320, Michael@Lovell-Fairchild.com

Connect with FAITH OF OUR FATHERS:
FaithOfOurFathersMovie.com
Twitter: @FaithFathers
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  • Press Release
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About Samuel Goldwyn Films: SamuelGoldwynFilms.com

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353 VVN – Vietnam War Refugees Revisit Fort Indiantown Gap

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Over 200 families of Vietnamese refugees celebrated the forty-year reunion of their arrival at Fort Indiantown Gap on Saturday, June 27 2015. Emily Kask, PennLive

An article in the Patriot News titled: Overnight stay in barracks allows former refugees to revisit, reflect on time spent at Fort Indiantown Gap submitted by Debbie Truong is featured in this episode. It tells about an event held at Indian Town Gap as a sort of homecoming for many of the 22,000 plus refugees from the Vietnam War who were processed through that facility when they arrived in this country back in June of 1975.

The story bespeaks the fact America is a great country and that newcomers can make it here if they apply themselves and take advantage of the freedom and liberty available to all here in the USA.

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352 VVN – Progress Made For Navy Veterans Of Vietnam War

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Sailors in the U.S. Navy were contaminated with Agent Orange and they receive little credit for that exposure because they didn’t have ‘boots on the ground’ in Vietnam.

This podcast is a champion for the efforts to obtain equity for the Blue Water Navy Blue Water Vietnam Veterans. In this episode a press release for the Blue Water Navy Awareness group submitted by Mike Yates is featured. This press gives an update on the situation of attempts to get help for the Blue Water Navy Veterans.

There is a little more optimism in the Blue Water Navy Veterans proponent’s camp today because of the recent ruling by the VA to grant Agent Orange benefits to the C-123 Aircrewmen. Despite this development there is still work to be done.

The most important thing a concerned citizen can do is contact their senator and representative in Congress and ask them to support HR-969 in the House and S-681 in the Senate.

Mike Yates of Blue Water Navy Awareness can be reached at thebluewaternavyawareness@gmail.com

Media Contact for the press release:
James Hartman
(504) 458-4600
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351 VVN – Ray Crippen Opines on Vietnam and Minnesota Memorial

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Ray Crippen is a former editor of the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota

Ray Crippen is a Vietnam Vet who is a former editor of the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He writes a weekly column in the paper. In this episode one of his columns titled: New memorial to Minnesota war families is inspiring is featured. In addition to talking about the new memorial he makes a few comments about his return from Vietnam and the spitters and haters. Hope you enjoy his comments.

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