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Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Replica Helps Veterans, Families Heal

April 24
By Tarryn Mento
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In Washington D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is an emotional but healing sight for many who experienced one of the nation’s most unpopular wars. A traveling version of the wall that visits hometowns across the country is coming to San Diego on the USS Midway.

How The Fall Of Saigon Made San Diego A Refugee Hub

April 24
By Megan Burks
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Some 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through Camp Pendleton in the months following the fall of Saigon. The size and duration of the crisis caused a shift in the way the United States approached resettlement, and paved the path for Burmese, East African and Iraqi refugees arriving in San Diego today.

Midway Air Boss Recounts Rescue Of Thousands As Saigon Fell

April 24
By Peggy Pico
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Midway Museum docent Vern Jumper talks about his experience as air traffic commander as thousands of American and Vietnamese were air lifted to the carrier during the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.

Marine Veterans Remember Final Hours Of Vietnam War

April 24
Midday Edition
By Patty Lane
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It’s been almost 40 years since U.S. Marine veterans John Valdez and Douglas Potratz were side-by-side in Vietnam, guarding the U.S. Embassy in the final days of the war.

USS Midway Museum Teaches Lessons Of Vietnam War

April 24
By Dwane Brown
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The USS Midway was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th Century. Now a museum on the San Diego Bay, the Midway is teaching visitors about it's role in the final days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago.

Midday Edition From The Midway: Special Coverage To Mark End Of Vietnam War

April 24
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Midday Edition airs live from the USS Midway Museum at noon Friday as KPBS shares the stories of veterans and Vietnamese refugees who four decades ago witnessed the fall of Saigon.

Vietnam War Ended 40 Years Ago But Lives On For MIA Families

April 23
By Susan Murphy
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Point Loma's Elaine Zimmer Davis lost her Marine pilot husband in 1969 when his plane was shot down over Vietnam. Capt. Jerry Zimmer is one of 1,600 U.S. service members who is still listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War.

USS Carl Vinson Begins Journey Home To San Diego

April 17
By City News Service
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The aircraft carrier and its escort ships, which left the Middle East on Friday, have been targeting ISIS for the past six months.

USS Gary Returns To San Diego From Final Voyage

April 17
By City News Service
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The guided-missile frigate USS Gary returned Friday following a nearly seven-month deployment to Central America.

2 Army Reservists Plead Not Guilty To Selling Firearms To Undercover DEA Agent

April 16
By City News Service

The reservists are each charged with illegally dealing firearms and Reyes is additionally charged with the unlicensed transportation of firearms into California.

Marine Corps Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Solana Beach

April 15
By City News Service
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An instrument indicating low oil pressure aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion prompted the pilots to set the aircraft down at Del Mar Shores Beach.

Another Guilty Plea In Navy Bribery Case Involving 'Fat Leonard'

April 15
By City News Service
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Navy Lt. Cmdr. Todd Dale Malaki pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery. He admitted to having a corrupt relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the former president and CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia.

San Diego-Based Troops Return From Middle East

April 14
By Susan Murphy
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The Marines and sailors were heavily involved in Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition campaign focused on combating the self-proclaimed Islamic State terror group.

San Diego-Based USS Carl Vinson Prepares To Sail Home

April 13
By City News Service
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The USS Carl Vinson Monday turned over command of operations in the Arabian Gulf to another flattop, the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Special Operations Marine To Receive Navy Cross At Camp Pendleton

April 9
By Susan Murphy
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A special operations Marine will receive the Marine Corps' second-highest combat medal during a ceremony Thursday at Camp Pendleton.

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