A spasm of stories in the world media heralded April 30, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. In Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, a choreographed military parade and patriotic speeches marked the event. Front and center among the visiting dignitaries were two dozen survivors of the hundreds of Western and Japanese journalists whose stories, photos and clips brought the war into living rooms around the world, at great cost. At least 65 journalists died there.

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