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Nguyen Van Thieu Is Dead at 76; Last President of South Vietnam

2001-10-01T05:00:00+0000

Nguyen Van Thieu, former president of South Vietnam who led nation through most of its war against North Vietnam, dies in Boston at age 76; his rise to prominence during Vietnam War after helping organize coup that ousted Pres Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963 discussed; served almost two terms as President before forced to resign and flee country in 1975 during North Vietnamese offensive that overran country; photos (M)


Dr. Nguyen Ton Hoan, 84, Pro-Independence Vietnamese Official, Is Dead

2001-09-26T05:00:00+0000

Dr Nguyen Ton Hoan, Vietnamese who as leader of Dai Viet, or Greater Vietnam Party, opposed Communist rule in north and French rule in south and who in 1964 was briefly deputy premier in Maj Gen Nguyen Khanh's government, dies at age 84; photo (M)


Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi, 84, Seen as Hero in Vietnam, Dies

2007-06-26T04:00:00+0000

General Thi was a popular South Vietnamese senior officer, whose firing in 1966 set off civil warfare in the south during the war with the Communist north.


Obituaries: Nguyen Chanh Thi, 84, was ousted as general in South Vietnam

2007-06-26T05:00:00+0000

General Nguyen Chanh Thi, a popular and flamboyant South Vietnamese senior officer whose firing in the spring of 1966 set off civil warfare within his own country at the same time it was fighting the Communist north, died Saturday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was 84.


Nguyen Cao Ky, South Vietnam Leader, Dies at 80

2011-07-23T21:25:15+0000

Mr. Ky, a former air force general, ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist for two years during the Vietnam War.


Nguyen Chi Thien, Whose Poems Spoke Truth to Power, From a Cell, Dies at 73

2012-10-08T02:24:40+0000

Mr. Thien, a dissident writer who wrote poetry opposing the Communist government in Vietnam, endured prolonged imprisonment, torture and solitary confinement.


Nguyen Khanh, General Who Led Coup, Dies at 86

2013-01-28T01:31:38+0000

General Khanh bloodlessly seized control of South Vietnam’s government in 1964, but his rule as premier lasted only a year as he was deposed by a junta of junior officers.


Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, Who Ousted U.S. From Vietnam, Is Dead

2013-10-04T15:36:57+0000

General Giap, whose victory at Dien Bien Phu forced France from Vietnam, later waged a long battle with the United States military that eventually sapped America’s political will to fight.


Nguyen Ngoc Luong, Times Guide in Vietnam War, Dies at 79

2016-12-08T00:44:36+0000

Mr. Luong’s small credits on photographs belied his other vital but unheralded journalistic contributions in bringing home the brutality of the war.


Kimarlee Nguyen, Writer Who Explored Cambodian Roots, Dies at 33

2020-04-15T19:20:38+0000

Ms. Nguyen’s writing career was budding; she was also an inspiring teacher of first-generation Americans. She died of the coronavirus.



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Jule Campbell, 96, Dies; Architect of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 23:55:54 +0000

Be it objectification or celebration, the annual rite she created earned millions for the magazine and helped usher in the supermodel era.

Joyce Bryant, Sensual Singer Who Changed Course, Dies at 95

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:34:27 +0000

In the 1940s and ’50s she was a glamorous Black star when there were few. Then she became a missionary.

Gaddis Smith Dies at 89; Taught History to Generations at Yale

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:28:51 +0000

One of his students became a president, another an actress. He also helped the university modernize during the 1970s and ’80s.

Jim Kolbe, Openly Gay Republican Congressman, Is Dead at 80

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:10:21 +0000

His vote for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 prompted a gay-interest magazine to prepare to out him. He later regretted his vote and celebrated coming out.

Sal Durante, Who Caught a Bit of Baseball History, Dies at 81

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 00:19:48 +0000

At Yankee Stadium on Oct. 1, 1961, Mr. Durante, a 19-year-old truck driver, stood on his seat in right field and nabbed Roger Maris’s 61st home run one-handed.

Don Luce, Activist Who Helped End the Vietnam War, Dies at 88

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:27:17 +0000

His relentless campaigning and his exposure of South Vietnam’s “tiger cages” were instrumental in turning the American public and Congress against the war.



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