Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, dropped by the StoryCorps studios to reminisce about Yvette's father, Roy, a Medal of Honor recipient whose daring rescue mission in Vietnam cast ripples into his later life as a father. StoryCorps hide caption

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood
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Sun Jianguo (left), from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, chats with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in May during the ministerial luncheon at the 14th Asia Security Summit in Singapore. Each country has grown increasingly wary of the other's actions and interests in the South China Sea. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Island-Building Has Neighbors On Edge, But Tensions May Be Easing
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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. AP hide caption

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In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded
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Brig. Gen. Viet Luong of the 1st Cavalry Division came to the United States in the 1970s after his family fled Vietnam in the waning days of the war there. He's now leading the effort to train Afghan soldiers to fight the Taliban. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General
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On April 4, 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in Operation Babylift crashed on approach during an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. Courtesy of Bud Traynor hide caption

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift
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The National Guard Bureau commissioned this painting, "Indiana Rangers: The Army Guard in Vietnam," as part of its series of paintings depicting significant moments in Guard history. It represents members of the Company D, 151st Infantry division — one of a few Guard units deployed to Vietnam — on duty in the jungle Mort Kunstler/National Guard Bureau hide caption

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International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service
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Yes, those are people: A still image from a drone video filmed inside the world's largest cave shows cavers standing beneath one of two large skylights in Vietnam's Hang Son Doong. Ryan Deboodt /Vimeo hide caption

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A U.S. Air Force C-123 sprays herbicides on dense jungle beside a South Vietnamese highway on May 18, 1966. This aircraft is the last in a formation of three. Spray from the other two planes can be seen ahead. U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health
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Nearly everyone fishes for a living on Laos' Don Sadam Island, near the site of the controversial Don Sahang dam. Locals and environmentalists alike are worried about the dam's effects on fish migration. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?
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Policemen ask people to leave a street near to the Chinese embassy in Hanoi on Sunday. A call for further anti-China protests appeared to have fizzled in the capital, with authorities deploying heavy security around the Chinese embassy and other suspected protest sites. Hoang Dinh Nam /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese nationals stand by their belongings after crossing to Cambodia from Vietnam at the Bavet international checkpoint in Svay Rieng province, on Thursday. Hundreds of Chinese are fleeing the country as unrest escalates. Samrang Pring/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Taiwanese bicycle factory in Ho Chi Minh City burns after mobs angered over Chinese moves in the South China Sea mistakenly targeted the facility, thinking it was Chinese owned. Jeff Nesmith/AP hide caption

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Vincent Mourou, co-founder of Vietnam's first artisan chocolate maker Marou, inspects cacao beans at a farmer's garden in Go Cong Tay district. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Adm. Mohd Amdan Kurish of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Admiral, left, checks radar during a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane off Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan, Malaysia, on Sunday. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP hide caption

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