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    Books in Brief | Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants...

    Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, edited by Laren McClung, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017 Edited by award-winning poet Laren McClung, Inheriting the War exposes the toll that the...

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    Brown Water Admiral

    Hard-charging Elmo Zumwalt’s Operation Sealords blasted the Viet Cong out of the waters of the Mekong Delta. Cigar-chomping Army Gen. Creighton Abrams slammed the table during a briefing in Saigon. “Bullshit!” he erupted....

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    Media Digest | Unknown Soldiers of the Vietnam War

    Did the Republic of Vietnam deserve to lose the war? That certainly seems to be the major theme presented by the U.S. media’s war coverage: South Vietnam’s government wasn’t “democratic enough” to merit America’s support and...

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    Books in Brief | W.D. Ehrhart in Conversation

    W.D. Ehrhart in Conversation: Vietnam, America and the Written Word, edited by Jean-Jacques Malo, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017 Revered by scholars and the public alike, W.D. Ehrhart, known as “the poet of the Vietnam...

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    Attack on Long Binh

    It was another hot February day in 1969 at the sprawling Long Binh logistics base about 20 miles northeast of Saigon. My driver arrived at the usual time, a little before sundown, on Feb. 22, for my 12-hour graveyard shift at the 1st...

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    VIDEO: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Discuss New Vietnam Documentary

    The Vietnam War, a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premieres Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. on PBS. In an interview with Vietnam magazine, Burns and Novick talk about their reasons for making the film....

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    To Soldier On in a Dying War

    Was it mutiny, or did common sense prevail at Fire Support Base? In early March 1971, a Harris Poll found a  majority of Americans believed the war in Vietnam to be “morally wrong.” Later that month an Americal Division armored...

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    The American Mayor of Saigon

    Was Archie Kuntze brought down by his own corruption, disgruntled MACV leadership, or was it just love? In the spring of 1938 the sons of Sheboygan,Wisconsin,dreamed far more practical dreams than had their parents. That year’s Sheboygan...

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    Tet: The Center of the Storm

    While Tet remains widely regarded as a big surprise, Lt. Gen. Frederick Weyand saw it coming and swiftly crafted a crushing counterattack that left the enemy decimated in the battle for Saigon. The Tet Offensive of 1968 was a watershed...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- February 2012

    Weyand’s Winning Ways It is commonly held that the massive offensive launched by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army forces on January 31, 1968, was a military disaster for the Communists, leaving the VC severely weakened and the NVA...

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    Vietnam News- February 2012

    Medal of Honor Recipient’s Colt .45, Stolen 33 Years Ago, Turns Up at Auction When George Berry bid on a rare 1911 Colt .45 in an online auction in July, he had no idea it had been stolen years before from a Vietnam War Medal of Honor...

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    Vietnam Letters from Readers- February 2012

    We Were Lob Bombed Too Following up on General Stanley Cherrie’s article (December,“Case of the Mysterious Lob Bomb”), I was a first lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, headquartered on Hill 55 southwest of Da Nang in the...

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    God Bless America in Vietnam

    A logistics officer’s mundane quest for supplies found uncommon goodwill and true heroes. In late fall 1967, I was assigned to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) as an adviser to the South Vietnamese Army and local militia....

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    Donut Dollies Dodge Bullets

    Two Red Cross volunteers discovered a whole new meaning of Thanksgiving in the jungle of Vietnam. Joann Puffer had a year of teaching and a year as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly in Korea under her belt when she volunteered to go to...

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    A Terrible Beauty

    “I’m a photojournalist, or whatever you want to call me. But I don’t belong to the world of art.” So writes Don McCullin in Shaped by War, a chronicle of his four decades of war photography. McCullin was born in London in 1935, and...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- April 2012

    A Hard Slog in the A Shau The very first entry the first edition of the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War is “A Shau Valley,” accompanied by an eerie photo of a U.S. soldier with an M-16 silhouetted against the fog-shrouded valley. The...