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Sat May 2, 2015

In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

Members of the 9th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force go ashore at Danang, South Vietnam, on March 8, 1965. Assigned to beef up defense of an air base, they were the first U.S. combat troops deployed in the Vietnam War.
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Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 3:38 pm

The first American combat troops to arrive in Vietnam landed in the coastal city of Danang 50 years ago this past March. The 2,000 Marines had the job of protecting the nearby U.S. air base.

It took the members of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade almost an entire day to bring their men and materiel ashore that day in March 1965. Nguyen Tien knows, because he was there.

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Race
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Demonstrators Jubilant After Baltimore Police Charges

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 12:23 pm

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Race
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Councilwoman: Police Can Get A Fair Trial In Baltimore

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 8:26 am

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Asia
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Conditions Slowly Improve After Nepal Quake

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 12:27 pm

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Sports
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 8:26 am

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