Vietnam War http://www.kplu.org en After 44 Years, Bittersweet Burial for Family of Missing U.S. Officer http://www.kplu.org/post/after-44-years-bittersweet-burial-family-missing-us-officer <p>Forty-four years have passed since Air Force pilot Larry J. Hanley died in the Vietnam War. On Saturday, his family will finally lay him to rest at a cemetery in Walla Walla.</p><p>In 1969, Hanley was 26 years old when his family learned that his plane went down over Laos.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:11:09 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9331 at http://www.kplu.org After 44 Years, Bittersweet Burial for Family of Missing U.S. Officer George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement http://www.kplu.org/post/george-mcgovern-improbable-icon-anti-war-movement If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.<p>The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.<p>McGovern himself was none of these things.<p>He was, at the time of his presidential nomination, a 50-year-old two-term senator from South Dakota, a family man and the son of a small-town Methodist minister. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:26:01 +0000 Ron Elving 6778 at http://www.kplu.org George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement 'Steinbeck in Vietnam': A great writer's last reports http://www.kplu.org/post/steinbeck-vietnam-great-writers-last-reports The last piece of published writing from one of America's greatest writers was a series of letters he sent back from the front lines of war at the age of 64.<p>John Steinbeck's reports shocked readers and family so much that they've never been reprinted — until now.<p>Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 for a life's work writing about those who had been roughed up by history — most notably his Depression-era novels, <em>Of Mice And Men</em> and <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em>. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:34:08 +0000 NPR Staff 4821 at http://www.kplu.org 'Steinbeck in Vietnam': A great writer's last reports