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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- April 2008

    The Soldier’s Dilemma Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain knew a thing or two about war and human nature. The university professor from Maine, turned self-taught soldier, became one of America’s great military heroes, receiving the Medal of...

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    Thomas Creek, Medal of Honor in Vietnam

    Tom Creek was born on April 7, 1950, in Joplin, Missouri. He was the second of the three sons of Ross and Bobbie Creek, and with brothers Ross Jr. and Roy grew up in a struggling family that did not rise above poverty during Tom’s...

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    Ribbons on a GI’s uniform

    As I was walking my boxer named Corporal one day, I decided it was time to put down on paper some of the things I’ve had running through my mind about serving in Vietnam. While this will mainly interest those who know something about...

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    On a vintage 1890 pile-driving barge

    The first thing I noticed when I got off the airplane at Tan Son Nhut in August 1970 was the intense heat. Led into the airport terminal, I watched all the different kinds of soldiers and civilians moving through the building. After a long...

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    Arsenal | The M-41 Walker Bulldog

    A mainstay of ARVN armored units right up to the fall of South Vietnam. Operation Lam Son 719 took South Vietnamese forces deep into Laotian territory in February 1971. Intending to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail, troops of the Army of the...

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    Vietnam News- April 2008

    Sainthood for Vietnam War chaplain? Since his death on the battlefield on Sept. 4, 1967, many Marines who knew Rev. Vincent Capodanno have called their chaplain a saint and have offered testimonies to his bravery, compassion and genuine...

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    Vietnam Letters from Readers- April 2008

    Dak To Defenders I want to personally thank Vietnam Magazine, and my friend author Ed Murphy, for his excellent account of the 299th Combat Engineers’ defense of Dak To (December 2007). During the course of the entire war, the Dak To...

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    Vietnam Book Review: The First Vietnam War

    The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis Edited by Mark Atwood Lawrence and Fredrik Logevall. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2007, hardcover $45, softcover $22.95. At the end of World War II, most European powers...

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    Vietnam Book Review: The First Marine Captured in Vietnam

    The First Marine Captured in Vietnam by Colonel David L. Price (ret.), U.S. Marine Corps. McFarland & Company, Jefferson, N.C., 2007, softcover $35. On December 31, 1964, then-Captain Donald Gilbert Cook suffered a leg wound while...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Green Hornet

    Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squadron by Wayne Mutza. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, Pa., 2007, hardcover $40.95. Wayne Mutza, a noted military aviation author, has written a tightly focused...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Operation Passage to Freedom

    Operation Passage to Freedom: The United States Navy in Vietnam, 1954-1955 by Ronald B. Frankum Jr. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, 2007, hardcover $40. The July 1954 Geneva Accords that ended the Indochina War of 1946-1954 provided...

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    Born to Fight: Colonel Lewis Millett

    A daring and legendary warrior in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, who forged the American commando forces, still has plenty to say about the war in Vietnam and the men who fought it. Colonel Lewis Lee Millett is a combat-decorated veteran of...

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    A Minor Rebellion

    The scene is a familiar one. A column of American GIs, hunched over from the weight of 80 pound rucksacks, warily works its way through a miasma of dense green foliage, rifles at the ready. Their frightened eyes peer from masks of dust and...

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    ‘Smelling the Enemy’

    Long after the fact, a commander learns that his battlefield intuition deep in a Vietnam jungle was right—and saved many lives. When experienced combat commanders say that something “doesn’t pass the smell test,” they usually know...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- June 2008

    Two very important lessons we have learned since the Vietnam War It has been six years since we blundered into Iraq with half the ground forces or less that we needed to accomplish the mission. The Army and Marines have been ridden hard...

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    Two Medal of Honor men of God

    Chaplains don’t usually come to mind when the words “combat soldier” are mentioned. Yet 16 American chaplains lost their lives in the line of duty during the Vietnam War. Two of them, both Catholic priests, Lieutenant Vincent Robert...