Vietnam War

KQED journalist and former KPIX 5 reporter Thuy Vu recounts her family's escape from Vietnam following the Fall of Saigon. (CBS SF)

Reporter, Former Vietnam Refugee Thuy Vu Recounts Her Escape From Saigon 40 Years Ago

KQED journalist and former KPIX 5 reporter Thuy Vu recounts her family’s escape from Vietnam following the Fall of Saigon.



Flight From Saigon, 40 Years Later: KPIX 5 Special Looks At Stories Of Bay Area Vietnamese Community

Forty years after the Fall of Saigon, KPIX 5 explores the end of the Vietnam War, the refugees and the lives of Vietnamese-Americans in the Bay Area.


Former Pan Am stewardesses gather to remember their rescue flight from South Vietnam 40 years ago. (CBS)

Pan Am Stewardesses Recall Last Flight Out Of Vietnam, 40 Years After Fall Of Saigon

40 years ago, a heroic mission unfolded at Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon, a few days before the North Vietnamese army and the Viet Cong took over South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.


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San Jose Vietnamese Community Thrives, Recalls What Was Left Behind 40 Years After Fall Of Saigon

40 years after the Fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, the Bay Area’s Vietnamese community of today looks nothing like the first wave of refugees who first arrived here.


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Oakland Vietnam War Refugee, Recycling CEO Brings Expertise Back To Homeland

The lives and fortunes of thousands of Vietnamese refugees changed with their exodus from Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War 40 years ago this month. Among those seeking a new start in the U.S., perhaps no refugee embraced the American dream as fiercely as David Duong.


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Bay Area Veteran Visits Vietnam On 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Landing

A Bay Area veteran visited the shores of Vietnam on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. troops landing there.


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Weekend Magazine: Last Days In Vietnam, Health Benefits Of Gratitude, And The Health Of Mental Health Care

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]


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Creator Of Vietnam-Era Draft Lottery Dies At Walnut Creek Home

The former federal official who created the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War has died at age 88.



Double Amputee Vietnam Vet Injured In Hayward Arson Fire

A double amputee was hospitalized after a fire at a home in unincorporated Hayward Thursday night that is being treated as an arson case, an Alameda County deputy fire chief said Friday.


A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Cupertino To Host Traveling Replica Of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be coming to Cupertino for a five-day stint next week, just in time for Veterans Day, city officials announced Wednesday.