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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...

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    Writing on the Wall in Guam

    As the airplane prepared to descend, one member of the flight crew entered the cargo compartment, made a quick announcement and left. It was hard to hear anything over the noise of the aircraft. I leaned over to the airman beside me, the...

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    Improvised Weapons in the Mekong Delta

    Fighting in the Mekong Delta presented myriad difficulties. The entire region is covered with swamp, rivers, streams and canals that severely hampered land movement and placed hardships on ground troops assigned to fight there. Roads were...

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    Arsenal | A-4 Skyhawk

    From the first shot to the last, the Navy’s most prodigious attack aircraft of the war. On August 5, 1964, aircraft from the USS Constellation and Ticonderoga struck the North Vietnamese fuel depot at Vinh and three enemy PT boat bases....

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    Vietnam News- June 2008

    Vietnam: From red to green Even after the Vietnam War ended, the battle against communism continued on. Now, more than 35 years after the end of the war, capitalism appears in many ways to have won over Vietnam. To Americans the country...

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    Letters from Readers- Vietnam June 2008

    Military Police in Tet 1968 I thoroughly enjoyed the February edition, which was devoted to remembering the Tet Offensive of 1968. It is gratifying to see that the soldiers who served during that offensive are not forgotten. When I...

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    Voices | Gordon Logan

    There’s a great need for scholarships to help veterans  An MBA gave Vietnam veteran Gordon Logan a boost in his business career, and now his company, Sport Clips Haircuts, is providing opportunities for other veterans to get the...