vietnam war

Veteran Recognition
5:29 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Bureaucratic Snafu Delays Vietnam Vet’s Medals For 44 Years

Leon Strigotte of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

A Vietnam vet from north Idaho on Friday received nine military honors more than four decades overdue. Sgt. Leon Strigotte's medals had been overlooked for years as a result of poor record keeping and possibly a sunken ship.

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NSA Surveillance
5:04 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Report: NSA Spied On Idaho Senator During Vietnam War

The National Security Archive

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 4:51 pm

A U.S. Senator from Idaho who once warned about misuse of government surveillance was himself the subject of Vietnam Era domestic wiretapping.

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Vietnam War Pilot
4:33 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

After 44 Years, Burial Is Bittersweet For Family Of Missing U.S. Officer

VFW Post 3377

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 4:27 pm

The family of a missing Air Force pilot will finally lay him to rest Saturday at a cemetery in Walla Walla. The military retrieved the remains of Major Larry J. Hanley, 44 years after he died in the Vietnam War.

In 1969, Hanley was 26 years old when his family learned that his plane went down over Laos.

“All these years we anticipated that he would not come back alive, but you still wanted to know what happened,” says Darlene Allen of Kirkland, Wash., one of Hanley's older sisters.

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