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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 26

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WASHINGTON, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America - Monday, May 26th. This Memorial Day happens to mark the 20th anniversary of a consular agreement between the U.S. and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after a break of almost 19 years. President Bill Clinton announced the formal normalization of diplomatic relations with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on July 12, 1995, just over 20 years since the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, the then-capital of South Vietnam. The contentious intervention to preserve South Vietnam from communist takeover cost 58,000 America lives - about 49,000 from combat. Currently, of the more than 21 million living veterans in the U.S., there are over 7 million from the Vietnam Era, including over a half million that served in earlier or later conflicts. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/chronology.html 

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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