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Vietnam War 40 years on, former enemies now friends but pain still lingers

Apr 30, 2015    

This city once known as Saigon was festooned in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Party of Vietnam," 40 years after communist forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.Thousands of Vietnamese, including war veterans in uniform, lined up to watch soldiers and traditional performers parade through the streets of what is now Ho Chi Minh City.On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon, then the capital of South Vietnam. They crashed through the gates of the presidential...

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