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    Vietnam Review: Search and Destroy

    Search and Destroy: The Story of an Armored Cavalry Squadron in Viet Nam, 1/1 Cav, 1967-1968 by Keith W. Nolan, Zenith Press, 2010  In Search and Destroy, the late Keith Nolan has written yet another masterpiece on the Vietnam War....

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    Vietnam Review: Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now, Blu-ray DVD directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Lionsgate, Three-disc Full Disclosure Edition, Two-disc Two-Film Set Edition, 2010 Let us count the ways Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film Apocalypse Now has been presented...

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    Death Dance in the Dark

    James Gillam’s most terrifying moments in Vietnam came in the pitch-black darkness of an enemy tunnel. After his poor academic performance in the spring of 1968, Ohio University sophomore James Gillam lost his deferment and was drafted...

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    Still Desperately Seeking Sean

    Four decades later, iconoclastic photographer Tim Page and the U.S. military find themselves playing the same tune in the search for remains of Sean Flynn. The freelance war photographer who uncompromisingly documented the bloody grind of...

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    The ‘Suicide’ Mission That Wasn’t

    U.S. Embassy attackers reemerge from the fog. The 1968 Tet attack on the U.S. Embassy was one Vietnam War news story that the international press didn’t have to commute to aboard C-130s or be ferried in on helicopters to cover; it...

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    Letter from Vietnam- February 2011

    Peering through the fog Some of the most widely reported and well-known events in history are often, at the same time, among the most misunderstood or are saddled with “official” records forever factually flawed. The Tet Offensive that...

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    Vietnam News- February 2011

    LBJ’s White House Daily Diary Goes Digital FOR HISTORIANS AND researchers, and those just curious about the inner workings of the White House, more than 14,000 pages from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daily Diary” are now posted...

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    An Angel in Dien Bien Phu’s Hell

    On a mission to evacuate wounded, a young flight nurse finds herself trapped, as the Viet Minh close in to capture the last French outpost. Born into a storied family, Geneviève de Galard was shaped by its patriotic spirit and even as a...

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    On the Crossbow War’s Front Lines

    In 1962, the CIA, U.S. Special Forces and Vietnam’s Montagnard tribes were breaking new ground, developing counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare principles that live on today. Two hours after sunset, automatic weapons fire...

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    One Wild Ride to Destiny

    A Marine helicopter pilot reveals new insights into the legendary 1965 mission chronicled in Life by photographer Larry Burrows. It was a clear, sunny Wednesday in the scenic Que Son Valley, southwest of Da Nang, the last day of March...

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    Vietnam News- April 2011

    Afghan War MoH Stirs Vietnam War Honorees VIETNAM WAR MEDAL of Honor recipients agree: Salvatore Giunta’s life is changed forever. With the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Giunta, 25, on Nov. 16, for his heroics in...

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    Garcia’s Cadillacs

    Although he stood less than 5 feet tall, Marine Salvador Garcia was a giant. There is a special place in my heart for Salvador Garcia. His curious eyes and humble expression opened onto a soul that was modest and accepting, but he was a...

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    A U.S. Traitor’s Odd Twist of Fate

    How an American deserter’s murder may lead to war crimes convictions for former Khmer Rouge leaders. Michael Nolan will not give up the ghost. In 2008 and 2009, he spent many agonizing weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia with a film crew and...

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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...