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# Vietnam War

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# Nixon in Dublin
'I was in disguise as an American tourist': The woman who egged Richard Nixon in 1970
Nixon’s motorcade was making its way through Dublin when it was egged three times.
# from navy to senate
How John McCain became a titan of US politics
His father and grandfather were both four-star admirals in the US Navy.
# US Navy
US Destroyer to be named after Irish man who fought in Vietnam war
Patrick Gallagher grew up just outside Ballyhaunis before emigrating to the US in 1962
# patrick gallagher
Almost 9,000 have signed a petition to have a US military ship named after an Irishman
Patrick Gallagher from Co Mayo fought in and died during the Vietnam War.
# US Marines
'Mayo Boy, Vietnam Hero': The fascinating story of Patrick Gallagher
The Ballyhaunis man kept his service with the US Marines a secret until he won a top honour.
# family reunion
Facebook post reunites Vietnam war veteran with the son he left behind
The power of social media, proved once more.
# Winter Soldier
Rare screening of Vietnam war documentary in Dublin
Winter Soldier will have three screenings at the IFI this weekend.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
POT: A history of marijuana
Washington State and Colorado in the US voted to legalise the drug’s use last month – but what happened in the States before pot went ‘proper’?
# United States
Former US presidential candidate George McGovern dies
The former US senator ran against Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election but was soundly beaten.
# Vietnam War
Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends
US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.
# Whistleblowers
Top five: classic leaks and whistleblowers
In the aftermath of the Wikileaks Afghanistan drama, we remember five other shock disclosures.