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  1. Fall of Saigon ceremony in Garden Grove recalls tragic time for South VietnameseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Wave

    National pride, tears for fallen soldiers and a continued defiance of Vietnam's communist government marked a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon on Saturday afternoon. The ceremony, originally planned for Camp Pendleton but moved to Bolsa Grande High School's football stadium, was one of several set for this month, to be culminated Thursday evening - the anniversary of Saigon's fall.

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  2. Why Westminster? Eleven reasons the Vietnamese came to Little Saigon - and why they stayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wave

    Why here? That is the question. Why did Little Saigon take root along Bolsa Avenue in Westmin- ster and not someplace else? Several factors led to this.

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  3. Rarely seen photos: When Camp Pendleton Marines welcomed wave of Vietnamese refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wave

    Nearly 900 Marines and civilians worked for six days in the spring of 1975 to erect 958 tents and 140 Quonset huts that would serve as homes for Vietnamese refugees. Camp Pendleton was the only tent city in the West; other resettlement sites were built at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania.

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  4. 'A band of brothers': Vietnam veterans gather at Camp Pendleton for reflection, venerationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Orange County Register

    But for nearly 50 years after serving as a Force Recon Marine in Vietnam, that chill turned to stoic silence masking the pain of the war. Only in the past three years has he begun to embrace what happened in Vietnam.

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  5. Honk: Don't show your team spirit on overpassesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | The Orange County Register

    This sign should should never have been attached to the overpass, per Caltrans' rule. In 2013, about a dozen anti-Obama protesters lined the overpass at Neptune Way and the I-5.

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  6. Fall of Saigon eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Wave

    10 a.m. Sunday: Founding Father's Commemorative Day will be recognized at the Westminster Civic Center Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Blvd. The ceremony honors King Hung, who founded Vietnam, as well as those who died defending the Southeast Asian country. Cost: free.

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  7. 40 years later, Southern California to remember the fall of SaigonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Wave

    The yellow-and-red flag of South Vietnam will fly across Southern California more prominently during the next week, from Little Saigon to San Diego, as the Vietnamese-American community commemorates the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. "The 40th Commemoration of Black April," which replaces a ceremony that was to take place at Camp Pendleton, is set for Saturday in Garden Grove at Bolsa Grande High School's football stadium and will feature photo exhibits and a candlelight vigil - and the flying of the South Vietnamese flag.

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  8. Farewell to the 'Phrog': Camp Pendleton says goodbye to old helicopter to bring in the newRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Wave

    Camp Pendleton said goodbye this week to a wartime workhorse that time and technology finally ran down: The CH-46 snub-nosed Sea Knight helicopter, fondly known as the "Battle Phrog." The Pendleton-based CH-46 supported every Marine engagement for more than a half-century, from battles in Southeast Asian jungles to casualty evacuations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  9. Letters: U.S. government must stand with VietnameseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | The Wave

    Camp Pendleton's decision to not allow the display of the Vietnamese heritage flag and anthem reminds us of the bitter lesson that we learned 40 years ago ["Saigon event rejected at base," Local, April 11]. When the United States government sees a bigger interest, it will abandon its friends and allies.

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  10. The Marines say goodbye to the Sea KnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The Wave

    On Monday, the last two CH-46 helicopters made final flights for the Marine Corps when they left Camp Pendleton.

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  11. Teens with special needs party in Lake ForestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Saddleback Valley News

    Over 100 participants came to Lake Forest City Hall on April 10 to shake a leg at the Lake Forest Special Needs Dance. Eight Marines from the U.S. Marine Corps Law Enforcement Battalion based at Camp Pendleton also joined the event.

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  12. Deal finalized: Fall of Saigon ceremony will be at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Orange County Register

    A deal has been struck so that the fall of Saigon commemoration replacing the Camp Pendleton ceremony can be held at Bolsa Grande High School's football stadium. Negotiators for the commemoration's organizing committee, the Garden Grove Unified School District and the Police Department reached a deal Wednesday, Amy Stevens, the district spokeswoman, said Thursday morning.

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  13. Negotiations on for fall of Saigon event's move to Bolsa Grande HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Orange County Register

    Committee leaders for the fall of Saigon commemoration originally planned for Camp Pendleton are negotiating with Garden Grove Unified School District officials over whether the ceremony may move to Bolsa Grande High's football stadium. The commemoration, planned for April 25 and expected to draw 5,000 to 10,000 people, was moved from Camp Pendleton after organizers learned Thursday evening that they would not be allowed to fly the South Vietnam flag or play its national anthem because of a U.S. policy prohibiting the use on federal property of symbols from non-recognized countries.

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  14. Car wash raises funds for military supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Wave

    More than 60 Marines from Laguna Niguel's adopted 1st Battalion 4th Marine from Camp Pendleton helped to wash 300 cars as a fundraiser April 4 at Plaza de la Paz. More than 60 Marines from Laguna Niguel's adopted 1st Battalion 4th Marine Regiment from Camp Pendleton helped to wash 300 cars during a car wash fundraiser on April 4. The event, launched by the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee, benefited members of the unit and their families.

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  15. Bolsa Grande High School may replace Camp Pendleton for Saigon eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Wave

    The organizers for a fall of Saigon commemoration originally scheduled for Camp Pendleton hope to know by tonight or Tuesday morning whether the Garden Grove Unified School District will allow the event to go on at Bolsa Grande High's stadium. If they cannot use the stadium, the organizing committee will shift attention to Tuesday evening's Garden Grove City Council meeting.

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  16. Book claims illegal scheme for Nixon library at San OnofreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | The Wave

    This map, from Richard M. Nixon's presidential documents, shows the two parcels on federal land that Nixon envisioned for his presidential library. The large arrow indicates Nixon's "Western White House."

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  17. Smoke drifting from wildfires at Camp PendletonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | The Wave

    Smoke carried by winds may be drifting, but the fires pose no threat to the surrounding areas, according to fire officials. CBS 8 in San Diego reports the fires have burned a combined 30 acres and were expected to be contained Sunday evening.

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  18. Camp Pendleton will not host fall of Saigon commemorationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | The Wave

    A commemoration ceremony at Camp Pendleton for the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, during which 5,000-plus people were expected to attend, will have to be moved because of a U.S. policy that would prohibit the use of South Vietnam symbols on federal property. Organizers had been planning the all-day event, scheduled for April 25, for more than a year.

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  19. 'What these Marines are all about'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Wave

    Gunnery Sgt. Brian Jacklin still remembers being vastly outnumbered and surrounded by the enemy in a small village in the volatile Helmand Province of western Afghanistan.

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  20. Life with the Nixons in O.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Wave

    This is the San Clemente home of President and Mrs. Richard Nixon as it appeared on May 13, 1969. The 10-room Spanish-style adobe home overlooks the Pacific.

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