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    Vietnam Book Review: Jungle Rules

    Jungle Rules: A True Story of Marine Justice in Vietnam by Charles W. Henderson. Berkley Publishing Group, New York, 2006, hardcover $24.95. This is not a “True Story of Marine Justice in Vietnam.” Contrary to the book’s foreword,...

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    Vietnam Book Review: After the Massacre

    After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai by Heonik Kwon, University of California Press, Berkley, 2006, softcover $19.95. Death rites matter. Arlington. Gettysburg. Normandy. The Somme. Verdun. Each is a site...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land

    Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited edited by Andrew Wiest. Oxford/Osprey, UK, 2006, hardcover $32.95. Although it ended more than 30 years ago, the Vietnam War is, as Andrew Wiest suggests, still very much with us....

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    Vietnam Book Review: Days of Valor

    Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War by Robert L. Tonsetic. Casemate, Philadelphia, 2007, hardcover $32.95. “When were you there and where were you?” When two Vietnam veterans meet, those two...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Perfect Spy

    Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent by Larry Berman. Smithsonian Books, New York, 2007, hardcover $25.95.  Author Larry Berman is a scholar who has written...

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    Flying With the Enemy

    Déjà vu: I was back in Vietnam in a helicopter. The distinctive “whop-whop” of the Vietnam-era Huey was now, in 1995, replaced by the shrill scream of two Russian turbo shaft engines. I was riding in an Mi-8 “Hip” cargo...

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    Split Decision

    Olympic boxing medalist Robert Carmody could have stayed in the ring, but he would not allow another man to go to Vietnam in his place. During the Cold War, the geo- political struggle between super- powers was present in virtually every...

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    The Defenders of Dak To

    The defense of Dak To was supposed to be a shining example of Vietnamization, but during an eight-week siege in 1969, the base was held by a lone—and unheraled—U.S. engineer battalion. The buzz of incoming rockets caught the men of the...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- December 2007

    Very little separates the different generations of American GIs In August of this year I retired from the Army of the United States, just short of 41 years after first enlisting in September 1966. Back then there were more World War II and...

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    25 years of healing power at The Wall

    One of the unfortunate legacies of the Vietnam War is that the United States virtually turned its back on those who fought in its most controversial overseas conflict. The old-line veterans’ service organizations, for example, all but...

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    The Upshur did yeoman service carrying thousands of GIs to Vietnam

    When its keel was laid on September 1, 1949, the USS President Hayes had a bright future ahead of it, peacefully cruising the globe and transporting passengers and cargo to exotic ports of call. However, just like so many of the hundreds...

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    Arsenal: The T-54 Tank

    One of the defining symbols of the endgame of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was over. April 30, 1975, marks the end of a conflict that had begun some 30 years earlier with the conclusion of World War II. It had been a long, bloody...

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    After the Shooting Stopped

    In the wake of their bitter war, Vietnam and the United States had to adjust to a new relationship...

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    Tragedies of War Scarred All Sides in Vietnam

    When it comes to war histories, the Vietnam War and World War I are in a class by themselves. More sheer nonsense has been written about these two conflicts than just about any other war in history. Both wars shook to their very...

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    Navy Seabees Built and Fought in Vietnam

    When naval construction battalions weren’t building bases, they were fighting the enemy...

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    Rat Patrol

    Beyond the VC and NVA, American GIs faced another “fearless enemy” in massive numbers...