Jim Stockdale greets his father, Navy pilot and then-Capt. James B. Stockdale, at Miramar Naval Air Station on Feb. 15, 1973. Courtesy of Jim Stockdale hide caption

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A POW Dad And His Family's Fierce, Loving Allegiance
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Vietnamese navy officers (in white) talk with U.S. sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee in the central Vietnamese city of Danang in 2012. The two countries have increased military cooperation in recent years and President Obama announced Monday that he was lifting the ban on weapons sales to Vietnam. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Now That Vietnam Can Buy U.S. Weapons, What Will It Want?
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Nguyen Thanh Phu delivers a presentation to children on the dangers of active land mines and bombs in Dong Ha, Vietnam. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Teaching Kids In Vietnam To Avoid A Deadly, Everyday Legacy Of War
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Viet Cong soldiers going into battle near Hue during the Vietnam War, circa 1968. Years later, the war shaped how Ocean Vuong grew up. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Lines Of Ocean Vuong, Echoes Of His Family's Past In Vietnam
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Family members, reunited after fleeing Kosovo, pass 2-year-old Agim Shala through the barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp in Albania. The photo was taken on March 3, 1999. Carol Guzy/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter shakes hands with Vietnam's General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 1. Trong will meet with President Obama in the White House on Tuesday. Luong Thai Linh/EPA/Landov hide caption

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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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