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Review - Republic F-105 Thunderchief

Published: January 08, 2013 at 6:26 pm
In Republic F-105 Thunderchief, author Peter Davies guides readers through the plane's technical details, with photos and illustrations to show everything from ordnance to the dual option of refueling that was unique

Review - Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty

Published: January 08, 2013 at 6:17 pm
In Agent Orange: History, Science and the Politics of Uncertainty, author Edwin Martini finds there is no evidence to support claims that the military and policymakers knew about the dangers of Agent Orange in the early 1960s but chose to ignore them

Letters from Readers - Vietnam magazine February 2013

Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Hailing Hereford I've been reading Vietnam magazine for several years. This is my first letter. The October 2012 account of the brave men in the article "Last Stand at Landing Zone Hereford" is excellent, one of the best articles I've …

Arsenal - North Vietnam's Mi-6 "Hook"

Carl O. Shuster | Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:45 pm
North Vietnam's Soviet-built Mi-6 Hook went into service in 1962 as the world's largest and fastest helicopter

Farewell to CSM Basil Plumley

Joseph L. Galloway | Published: January 08, 2013 at 4:29 pm
In tribute to Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who died in October 2012, journalist Joe Galloway reflects on the three-war career of Plumley, with whom he forged a deep bond during the desperate 1965 fighting at Ia Drang

Tet: Circling the Wagons in Saigon

Rod Paschall | Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:36 pm
In the early hours of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, MPs, alongside a diverse collection of mechanics, cooks and clerks, thwarted a catastrophic military defeat in Saigon

Interview - Jim Willbanks: Tet's Truths, Myths and Mysteries

Published: December 05, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Military historian and author James Willbanks discusses how the 1968 Tet Offensive developed and changed the course of the Vietnam War and offers new understandings about the nature of intelligence.

Vet Spotlight - Michael Cody

Published: December 04, 2012 at 1:33 pm
"I didn't know what I was taking pictures of at the time." (Credit: MidHudsonNews.com)Michael Cody Age: 67 Hometown: Wallkill, N.Y. Career: Truck Driver, Wallkill Highway Garage In-country: 1968-69 Michael Cody took more than 1,000 photos during and after the World …

Newly Discovered Vietnam Monument Baffles Pennsylvania Community

Published: November 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm
The mystery monument features the Wendell Willkie quote, "For if we want to fight for freedom, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone whether they agree with us or not...." (Photo: Rich Schwartzman) A monument dedicated on Nov. …

Chuck Hagel Leads 50th Anniversary Advisory Group

Published: November 29, 2012 at 11:56 am
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was tapped by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in October to chair an advisory committee for the 50th anniversary events commemorating the Vietnam War. "I am honored by the appointment and looking forward to doing all …

Vet Spotlight - Daryl Paulson

Published: November 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm
"We just built a new facility and moved into it in May 2012."Daryl Paulson Age: 64 Hometown: Bozeman, Mont. Career: President and CEO, BioScience Laboratories, Inc. In-country: July 1968-Aug. 1969 In 1991 Daryl S. Paulson, Ph.D., started BioScience Laboratories, …

Review - Honor Denied: The Truth About Air America and the CIA

Published: November 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm
Honor Denied: The Truth About Air America and the CIA, by Allen Cates, acknowledges the CIA was a frequent flyer on Air America, but its real owner was the U.S. government

Review - Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier

Published: November 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars, by Nguyen Cong Luan, gives an account of the war from his South Vietnamese military and political experience

My War - Ken McGwin

Ken McGwin, oral history | Published: November 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm
McGwin, a Navy 2nd class petty officer, was serving aboard Wesco the night it was attacked in the Mekong Delta, Nov. 1, 1968

Arsenal - CH-46F Sea Knight: "Phrog"

Carl O. Schuster | Published: November 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm
The CH-46F quickly became the Marine Corps' workhorse in Vietnam, used in airmobile assault, combat support and medevac

Venturing into the Memorial's Vault on The Wall's 30th Anniversary

Don Hirst | Published: November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Duery Felton gives author Don Hirst a personal tour of the Museum Resource Center in suburban Maryland, where the National Park services catalogs and stores all the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall.
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