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Vietnamese prisoner, war cameraman Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, made Vietnam War movie ‘masterpiece’

PARIS – Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman

Vietnamese prisoner, war cameraman Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, made Vietnam War movie ‘masterpiece’

PARIS – Pierre Schoendoerffer, 83, an Oscar-winning French filmmaker who was held prisoner in Indochina and chronicled the pain of war on screen and on the page, died Wednesday, the French military health service said. Schoendoerffer served as a cameraman

Journalist George Esper, 79, stayed behind after the fall of Saigon

BRAINTREE, Mass. – George Esper, who reported on the fall of Saigon during the last days of the Vietnam war, has died aged 79 after suffering multiple health problems.An Associated Press reporter for most of his career, Esper refused to

Journalist George Esper, 79, stayed behind after the fall of Saigon

BRAINTREE, Mass. – George Esper, who reported on the fall of Saigon during the last days of the Vietnam war, has died aged 79 after suffering multiple health problems.An Associated Press reporter for most of his career, Esper refused to

John Baker, 66, rescued eight fellow soldiers, killed four snipers, during Vietnam War firefight

(From The New York Times on Jan. 31, 2012.) COLUMBIA, S.C. – John F. Baker Jr., who joined the Army after being deemed too short for the Marines and went on to receive the Medal of Honor for saving eight

John Baker, 66, rescued eight fellow soldiers, killed four snipers, during Vietnam War firefight

(From The New York Times on Jan. 31, 2012.) COLUMBIA, S.C. – John F. Baker Jr., who joined the Army after being deemed too short for the Marines and went on to receive the Medal of Honor for saving eight

For 21 days in 1971, David ‘Dave Rabbit’ Delay, 63, broadcast rock from a pirate station in a Saigon brothel

RICHARDSON, Texas – C. David DeLay Jr. received the Purple Heart and became a sergeant during his three combat tours with the Air Force in Vietnam, but is most widely known to veterans as “Dave Rabbit,” his underground radio persona

For 21 days in 1971, David ‘Dave Rabbit’ Delay, 63, broadcast rock from a pirate station in a Saigon brothel

RICHARDSON, Texas – C. David DeLay Jr. received the Purple Heart and became a sergeant during his three combat tours with the Air Force in Vietnam, but is most widely known to veterans as “Dave Rabbit,” his underground radio persona

Deliverying mail, Ralph Rhodes found a wife, saved a life and helped a New Hampshire neighborhood

(Editor’s note: This is a sweet story of a beloved postal carrier who evidently considered his job to be looking after the people on his mail route.) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – War veteran and adored mail carrier Ralph Rhodes died Friday

Deliverying mail, Ralph Rhodes found a wife, saved a life and helped a New Hampshire neighborhood

(Editor’s note: This is a sweet story of a beloved postal carrier who evidently considered his job to be looking after the people on his mail route.) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – War veteran and adored mail carrier Ralph Rhodes died Friday