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    Holding the Line at Credibility Gap

    As father of the Five O’Clock Follies and chief of psychological warfare operations, information ‘czar’ Barry Zorthian had to walk a fine line. Barry Zorthian looked and acted the part of a Middle East rug merchant who had just...

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    Hell on a Hill at Khe Sanh

    For nearly 80 days, Marines on the hills surrounding Khe Sanh endured one of the war’s fiercest fights. The top of what became known as Hill 861-A was just virgin land covered with elephant grass and bamboo when I first saw it. My...

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    Vietnam News- June 2011

    Vang Pao Gets Hero’s Farewell, But Not at Arlington THE DEEPLY REVERED former General Vang Pao of the Royal Army of Laos, who led thousands of Hmong guerrillas in a CIA-backed secret army during the Vietnam War, died in California at the...

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    An Alamo Stand in Saigon

    The last Americans in Vietnam vowed to fight to the death as desperate refugees stormed the U.S. Embassy, and NVA tanks approached on the streets below. The noose was tightening around Saigon in the dark morning hours of April 30, 1975....

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    Pictures of Hell at Dong Xoai

    A DISTRICT TOWN 55 miles north of Saigon, Dong Xoai was at a junction of roads linking points north and west. Among the military and civilian traffic from the west in the summer of 1965 were infiltrators fresh off the Ho Chi Minh Trail....

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    Vietnam News- August 2011

    More Names Added to Memory Book and The Wall AT THE ANNUAL Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Memory Day ceremony at The Wall on April 18, 93 Vietnam veterans who died prematurely because of the war, but who did not meet the Department of...

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    Vietnam Book Review: The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, Second Edition

    The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, Second Edition edited by Spencer C. Tucker, ABC-CLIO, 2011 Publication of the three-volume Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War in 1999 produced one of the most comprehensive studies of the war, the...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Vietnam Infantry Tactics

    Vietnam Infantry Tactics by Gordon L. Rottman, Osprey Publishing, 2011 With his previous service in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and subsequent airborne, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments in his 26 years in the U.S....

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    Vietnam Book Review: Dusterman

    Dusterman: Vietnam, Story of the Last Great Gunfighters by Joseph M. Belardo Sr., SamPat Press, 2010 Soldiers have kept diaries for millennia. Many of these historical reminiscences became memorable and timeless books that linked single...

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    Taking on Tanks at Kontum

    Only a desperately thin line of defense against a tank-led NVA assault stood in the way of a likely defeat of South Vietnam in May 1972. In the spring of 1972, a dozen North Vietnamese Army divisions with hundreds of tanks and the latest...

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    Vietnam News- October 2011

    Pentagon Papers Making News 40 Years Later With the official government release of the Pentagon Papers in June, LBJ’s response if he were alive would be, “What the hell took so long?” said Harry Middleton, a past director of the LBJ...

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    Case of the Mysterious Lob Bomb

    Protecting the drawdown of U.S. troops in 1971, a cavalry squadron was hit with a puzzling—and terrifying—enemy tactic. At long last, the stewardess announced that we would be arriving at Cam Ranh Bay shortly. It was early March 1971...

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    Air Cav Strikes Deep into Song Re Valley

    An Air Cav squadron, eager for action in unfamiliar territory, was glad to leave Song Re after two tough weeks. I joined Charlie Troop in early April 1967 at Landing Zone (LZ) Two Bits, a forward firebase split by Highway 514 atop a rise...

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    Vietnam News- December 2011

    Flamboyant Military and Political Leader of the Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky, Dies Nguyen Cao Ky, 80, the former prime minister of South Vietnam (1965- 67) and vice president (1967-71) who fled to the United States in April 1975 when...

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    Books in Brief | Dak To and the Border Battles of Vietnam,...

    Dak To and the Border Battles of Vietnam, 1967-1968, Michael A. Eggleston, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017, $35 Known as “the border battles,” the series of bloody engagements taking place primarily in Dak To...

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    Books in Brief | Combat Talons in Vietnam

    Combat Talons in Vietnam: Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew, John Gargus, Texas A&M University Press, 2017, $35 A personal account from mission planner John Gargus, Combat Talons in Vietnam recounts the first use of C-130s...