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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang shown during a meeting with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam. Quang died Friday at age 61 due to illness. Kham/AP hide caption

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Lt. William Calley during his court martial in 1971. AP hide caption

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50 Years On, My Lai Massacre Remains A Gaping Wound

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The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, anchored off the coast in Danang, Vietnam on Monday. Linh Pham/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.S. Aircraft Carrier Anchors Off Vietnam For The First Time Since The War

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A Navy fighter jet comes in for a landing on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Positions Warships In Tense Asia-Pacific Waters

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A photo taken in 2013 shows women in traditional dress holding framed portraits of the late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap as they line up to pay final respects to him at his residence in Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump shakes hand with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday. Athit Perawongmetha/AP hide caption

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Participants in a "Rolling Thunder" POW/MIA ceremony are reflected in a Vietnam War memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. Jay Price/North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC hide caption

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Having Changed America, The League Of POW/MIA Families Fades

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American soldiers advance through a rice paddy during the Vietnam War. PBS hide caption

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

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An undated photo of Vietnamese national Trinh Xuan Thanh sitting on a park bench in Berlin. Thanh disappeared last month and resurfaced days later in Vietnam, where he had an outstanding warrant. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A bowl of pho, a beef and noodle soup, served in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Pho has a rich role in Vietnamese, Vietnamese-American, and now, American culture. Andrea Nguyen for NPR hide caption

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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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