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San Francisco Veterans Struggle With Life On The Streets; Memories Of Wartime

20 percent of those who enjoy a free meal at St. Anthony’s Diner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin are veterans. KCBS talks to some of the vets this Memorial Day who’ve endured hardships even after the war.

05/25/2015

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.

05/01/2015

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.

04/29/2015

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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.

04/28/2015

David Duong (CBS)

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.

04/27/2015

Tippi Hedren visits with refugees at the Hope Village near Sacramento. (CBS)

A Manicurist’s Tale: How A Hollywood Legend Helped Shape The Vietnamese Nail Industry

Kimberly runs a thriving nail salon. Her family is among the thousands of Vietnamese-Americans who make up the estimated 80% of nail technicians in California.

04/27/2015

Children brought to the Bay Area on Operation Babylift (Pan Am Historical Foundation)

Operation Babylift: 40 Years After Bay Area Opened Arms To Vietnam’s Orphans, Historic Sites Hidden In Plain Sight

Harmon Hall now sits vacant and locked up just across Old Mason Street from the former military air field. But in 1975 it was the first U.S. home for orphaned children from the war, including three little girls who reflected on their 40 year journey with KPIX 5.

04/15/2015

President Gerald Ford carries a newborn from Operation Babylift at San Francisco International Airport, April 2, 1975. (KPIX/CBS)

Bay Area Forever Changed As Planeful Of Babies From Saigon Lands During Live Broadcast 40 Years Ago

In a first-ever breaking news moment captured live on television, the Bay Area saw history in the making, as a region’s identity and place in history was forever changed in the first of several flights filled with babies.

04/15/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Coco Style, Healing Arts, And Arts For All

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. […]

04/02/2015

Vietnam War

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.

03/08/2015

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