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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Mess Hall Antics: Life as an Army cook in the Vietnam Era

    During the Vietnam conflict my military occupational specialty was 94B, “food service specialist,” or simply put, Army cook. Ask veterans what they think about military chow, and you get an answer between love and hate. But this...

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    More Than Just a Prop

    The versatile Skyraider flew missions that no jet could. Three and a half months after the first American combat troops, two battalions of Marines, waded ashore without resistance at Da Nang, U.S. Air Force jet pilots learned they...

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    Hell on Earth

    During the spring 1972 Battle of An Loc, South Vietnamese troops were nearly overwhelmed in one of the most intense engagements of the war. In the early morning hours of Good Friday, March 30, 1972, a massive barrage from four North...

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    Interview: ‘Black Hawk Down’ Author Mark Bowden on his new book ‘Hue...

    Author Mark Bowden discusses the Vietnam War and his new book Hue 1968....

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    War’s Song

    How Barry Sadler’s “The Ballad of the Green Berets” became the No. 1 single of 1966. A little more than 50 years ago, on May 7, 1967, a 26-year-old Green Beret staff sergeant let his term of enlistment expire and took his honorable...

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    Battle for Paracel Islands

    With U.S. troops gone from South Vietnam, China made a move at sea in 1974, and the ripple effects are still being felt. On Jan. 11, 1974, South Vietnamese officials received reports of Chinese activity on two of their islands in the...

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    A Sergeant’s Prayer Is Answered

    The cavalry came to the rescue at Loc Ninh. Lieutenant Ed Knoll was awakened by his foot being gently pushed, the cautious and safe method of waking someone in combat. A handset was shoved in his face, and the radio telephone operator...

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    Common Men, Uncommon Valor

    “Everything around you is just riddled with shrapnel. You see that right away. There isn’t anything that isn’t torn open; sandbags are ripped open, buildings are just shredded.” That’s how former Marine Ron Rees describes the...

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    DMZ Turkey Shoot

    U.S. Marine tanks and ARVN troops unload on a North Vietnamese battalion. One of the most devastating defeats inflicted upon the North Vietnamese Army by U. S. Marines and their South Vietnamese allies occurred on Aug. 15, 1968, in the...

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    The Flying Banana

    Before the ubiquitous ‘Huey,’ an unsung hero brought mobility to Vietnam’s battlefields. When John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960, he was faced with a multitude of problems concerning Vietnam. His military...

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    Night Jump into Dien Bien Phu

    Pierre Fauroux was born in 1921. He graduated from the French Military Academy at St. Cyr in 1942, when France’s Vichy government was dominated by Germany. In 1943 he escaped from France via Spain and joined the Free French movement...

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    The Lost Patrol

    Outnumbered and outgunned, Marines courageously fought for their lives on a killing ground near Da Nang. At 6:30 in the morning on May 12, 1966, a 14-man reinforced squad from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, left the...

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    The Rise of North Vietnam’s Air Defense

    Rapid mobilization of anti-aircraft guns, missiles and jet-fighters provided Hanoi with a potent resistance to U.S. bombers in the early years of the war. On Aug. 5, 1964, U.S. Navy aircraft struck four North Vietnamese torpedo boat bases...

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    The Terrorist Attack that Shook the World

    The Viet Cong’s 1965 bombing of Saigon’s My Canh restaurant killed scores of people from many countries. In its glory days, it was among the most prominent restaurants in Saigon and a popular attraction for visitors from around...

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    Ragged Edge of Vietnamization

    The failings of a U.S. plan to turn the war over to the South Vietnamese were revealed on the battlefields of An Loc and Quanc Tri when rapport degenerated into rancor. Westminster, California, is home to the largest Vietnamese-American...

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    Sky Wars

    Starting from scratch, North Vietnam created the world’s strongest air defense system, forcing U.S. air power to rise to the Challenge. On March 2, 1965, 250 U.S. and South Vietnamese aircraft struck two enemy targets near the town...