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    Vietnam Book Review: MiGs Over North Vietnam

    MiGs Over North Vietnam: The Vietnamese People’s Air Force in Combat, 1965-1973 by Roger Boniface. Specialty Press, 2008, $54.95 Although numerous books have been published on the American bombing effort over North Vietnam, comparatively...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Vietnam Ironclads

    Vietnam Ironclads: A Pictorial History of U.S. Navy River Assault Craft, 1966- 1970 by John M. Carrico. Brown Water Enterprises, 2007, $39.95 Gunboat diplomacy became a byword for Western imperialism before World War II, and the U.S. Navy...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Fighting to Leave

    Fighting to Leave: The Final Years of America’s War in Vietnam, 1972-1973 by Robert E. Stoffey. Zenith Press, 2008, $25.95 Colonel Robert Stoffey is a retired Marine aviator who served three tours in Vietnam. Fighting to Leave covers the...

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    Vietnam Book Reviews: Generals DuPuy and Abrams

    General William E. DuPuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War by Henry G. Gole. University Press of Kentucky, 2008, $35 Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times by Lewis Sorley. Indiana University Press, 2008,...

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    Vietnam Book Review: The Eaves of Heaven

    The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham. Harmony Books, 2008, $24.95 Andrew X. Pham, born in Saigon in 1967 as Pham Xuan An, is one of the most accomplished Vietnamese-American writers to examine the American war in...

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    Vietnam Review: Vietnam Nurses

    Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany DVD produced by Creative Street Productions, 2006, $21.95, vietnamnursesdvd.com Dana Delany is not a Vietnam nurse, but she played one on TV. This award- winning documentary hosted by the China Beach star is...

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    Vietnam Book Review: On Their Own

    On Their Own: Women Journalists and the American Experience in Vietnam by Joyce Hoffman. Da Capo Press, 2008, $27.50 Since the end of the Vietnam War, hundreds of books have been written in an attempt to examine, explain, define and even...

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    2,032 days of solitary in China

    To this day Robert Flynn, a POW who spent more time in solitary confinement than any American ever, denies he violated Chinese airspace. On August 21, 1967, A-6A Intruder bombardier-navigator Lieutenant Commander Robert J. Flynn was shot...

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    Privileged to Comfort the Dying

    Amid the horrors of war, I learned what life is all about. I can still hear my dad say to my mom, “Olga, guess where Sis is going to now?” I can still see the tears in my mom’s eyes as she said to me, “I always told you to...

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    A Combat Medic’s Three-war Odyssey

    In the first hours of the Tet Offensive, Wayne Slagel earned the second star to his Combat Medical Badge— one of America’s rarest military awards. At the age of 45, Wayne Slagel had been around. In 1968 he was in yet an- other combat...

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    ‘These guys are reading our mail’

    Understanding the enemy is the cardinal sin of warfare. Yet the Americans in Vietnam continually made this mistake when it came to their own communications security and the ability of the North Vietnamese, and especially the Viet Cong, to...

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    ‘Don’t Shoot, It’s A Company!’

    On the eve of Tet, intercepted U.S. radio communications led to a gutsy VC deception that altered the fight for Hill 108. Just eight days before the full force of the Tet Offensive was un- leashed, I was commanding a company that engaged...

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    In his 25 years as a fighter and a prisoner, ARVN officer...

    For 12 years, a diminutive South Vietnamese Army officer named Cau Le was in almost continuous combat against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. As a platoon leader, company, battalion and finally regimental commander, Le was decorated...

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    During Tet, Camp Carroll artillerymen were thrust into the chaos and carnage...

    Ominous reports were coming in to the Marines at Camp Carroll during early January 1968 about major North Vietnamese Army infiltration along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Indeed, enemy sappers had been testing Camp Carroll’s perimeter. Claymore...

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    The M-101A1 105mm howitzer— signature artillery piece of the Vietnam War

    The ubiquitous 105MM howitzer was the mainstay of every firebase and used in nearly every major battle of the Vietnam War. The first “105” prototype was built in 1920 and, after much modification, approved as the M-1 105mm field...

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    Vietnam News- February 2009

    ‘Vietnam Experience’ Exhibit Unveiled at U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Specialist 4 Bill Beck and Specialist 4 Russell Adams were among 450 soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, who were greatly outnumbered on...