North Vietnamese communist tank driving through the main gate of the presidential palace of the US-backed South Vietnam regime in Saigon on April 30, 1975. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 40 Years Later, Local Vietnamese Recall Fall Of Saigon

There are over 10,000 Vietnamese who relocated to Chicago in the 1970’s and they’re remembering what’s known as “Black April.”


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)

Plainfield Central Plans Vietnam Battle Re-Enactment

If you’re near Plainfield Central High School tomorrow and you hear what sounds like gunfire, officials say you should *not* be alarmed.


A volunteer helps start the renovation of the lone surviving PBR from Vietnam. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Concerned Veterans From Vietnam

The last surviving patrol boat from Vietnam is being restored by a group of veterans who remember its importance. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


Sonny Cooper was diagnosed with prostate cancer that was linked to his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but his disability benefits were significantly reduced after his cancer went into remission, and he's in danger of losing his home. (Credit: CBS)

Vietnam Vet With Cancer Might Lose Home Due To Reduced Benefits

The U.S. Veterans Administration had been helping the Chicago man, but much of that support has stopped, and now he’s in the fight of his life.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

Bob Adams, co-founder of the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in downtown Wheaton. (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Staffers, Residents Of Veterans Shelter

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in downtown Wheaton is five years old. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.the Midwest


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Soldier Killed In Vietnam To Receive Proper Burial, Nearly 40 Years Later

A soldier from Blue Island who was 17 when he died in Vietnam will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery this week.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Tran Huong was supposed to get on a flight to Vietnam but never boarded.

Missing Uptown Woman Found Safe

A 29-year-old woman from the Uptown neighborhood has been found safe, after telling her husband she was going to Vietnam, but never getting on the plane.


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Vietnam Veterans Plan Iconic Parade Anniversary

Chicago area Vietnam veterans gathered today to talk about their plans for June of next year – as they mark 25 years since the city honored Vietnam veterans with a parade.