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Stories with place: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:54 pm

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

  • Vietnam War 40 years on, enemies now friends but still pain story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:04 am

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - This city once known as Saigon was blanketed in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.

  • 40 years after Vietnam War, north-south wounds fester 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 6:44 am

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - When Luu Dinh Trieu was drafted into the South Vietnamese army, he literally went to war against his father.

  • Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 10:02 pm

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful military.