U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Doug Burns was on a night reconnaissance mission searching for enemy trucks when he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War.Full story
On Januarly 23, 1973 in a speech from the Oval office that was broadcast on national radio and television President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War. NBC's Edwin Newman reports.
Back in 2008, Vietnam War veteran Earl Smith ran into the president in an elevator and gave him his most meaningful possession: a war patch he’d kept for 40 years. This week the president’s office invited Smith to D.C. where he’ll spend time at the White House, and he also made an emotional first tr
The POW/MIA flag waves near the Lincoln Memorial before Memorial Day in Washington May 23, 2013. The flag was designed during the Vietnam War as a symbol of national concern about U.S. military personnel taken as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action . REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES -
A Vietnam War veteran punches a portrait of Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka, during an anti-Japan rally in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul May 23, 2013. The rally was held to denounce Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and demand an official apology for Japan's war cri
Vietnam War veterans chant slogans during an anti-Japan rally in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul May 23, 2013. The rally was held to denounce Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and demand an official apology for Japan's war crimes during World War Two. Protesters also condemned controversial
Retired Col. Benjamin Purcell, the highest ranking Army POW during the Vietnam War, died on Tuesday, April 2.