USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel Partner On Special Tabloid Edition: 50 Years Later -- A Salute to the Veterans of the

USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel Partner On Special Tabloid Edition:
        50 Years Later -- A Salute to the Veterans of the Vietnam War

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MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2012

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY and National Geographic
Channel have partnered on a special tabloid edition: 50 Years Later – A
Salute to the Veterans of the Vietnam War. The special edition marks the 50^th
anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.

The 48-page all color special edition includes:

  oA look at Vietnam veterans from all 50 states, each representing a
    different aspect of post-Vietnam life in the USA. Some of the veterans are
    well-known, such as Arizona Senator John McCain, Massachusetts Senator
    John Kerry and Virginia SenatorJim Webb. Others are unsung heroes who
    often did not return home to the kind of accolades today's combat service
    members receive.
  oA letter from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talking about the
    contributions of Vietnam veterans and the divisive reception they received
    when they first came home.
  oA look at the last men to die in the Vietnam War and the legacy of the
    iconic Vietnam Memorial—the black wall with the names of all the war's
    dead inscribed on it.
  oExclusive photos of the conflict and an essay from National Geographic
    Channel on its documentary about the war, Inside the Vietnam War, which
    will be rebroadcast Dec. 28.
  oA report on life in Vietnam 50 years later and how today's Vietnamese view
    the conflict.

The special edition is on newsstands now and can also be ordered online at This is the third special tabloid
edition that USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel have partnered on in
2012. Titanic – 100 years later was published in March and Your Guide to the
National Parks was published in May.

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Contact: Heidi Zimmerman, USA TODAY, +1-703-854-5304 or, or Chris Albert, National Geographic Channel,
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