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    Vietnam News- February 2012

    Medal of Honor Recipient’s Colt .45, Stolen 33 Years Ago, Turns Up at Auction When George Berry bid on a rare 1911 Colt .45 in an online auction in July, he had no idea it had been stolen years before from a Vietnam War Medal of Honor...

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    Vietnam Letters from Readers- February 2012

    We Were Lob Bombed Too Following up on General Stanley Cherrie’s article (December,“Case of the Mysterious Lob Bomb”), I was a first lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, headquartered on Hill 55 southwest of Da Nang in the...

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    God Bless America in Vietnam

    A logistics officer’s mundane quest for supplies found uncommon goodwill and true heroes. In late fall 1967, I was assigned to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) as an adviser to the South Vietnamese Army and local militia....

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    Donut Dollies Dodge Bullets

    Two Red Cross volunteers discovered a whole new meaning of Thanksgiving in the jungle of Vietnam. Joann Puffer had a year of teaching and a year as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly in Korea under her belt when she volunteered to go to...

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    A Terrible Beauty

    “I’m a photojournalist, or whatever you want to call me. But I don’t belong to the world of art.” So writes Don McCullin in Shaped by War, a chronicle of his four decades of war photography. McCullin was born in London in 1935, and...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- April 2012

    A Hard Slog in the A Shau The very first entry the first edition of the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War is “A Shau Valley,” accompanied by an eerie photo of a U.S. soldier with an M-16 silhouetted against the fog-shrouded valley. The...

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    Vietnam News- April 2012

    Iraq War Ends; Vietnam Comparisons Continue The departure of the last U.S. soldiers from Iraq in December marked the close of a nearly nine-year war that began in March 2003 with missile strikes on Baghdad aimed at ousting President Saddam...

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    When the Die Was Cast

    As 1966 neared, Hanoi held fast to the hope that the NVA and VC could deliver a decisive military blow to its enemies in the South. In the spring of 1965, as a major Communist offensive was severely damaging the South Vietnamese capacity...

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    The Napalm Girl

    The saga of Kim Phuc will forever be a clarion to the consequences of war and the resilience of the human spirit. Forty years ago, a 9-year-old girl severely burned by napalm ran screaming down a highway in Vietnam, her clothes torn off to...

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    Uncle Sam’s Flying Fire Trucks

    U.S. Forest Service adaptations of helicopters to fight raging forest fires in 1967 proved to be highly effective in Vietnam. “Here come the flying fire trucks!”shouted the heat-blasted engineer sergeant, rallying his weary firefighter...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- June 2012

    Vol.25 No.1 and Other Milestones This issue of Vietnam is the first of our 25th year of publication. In 1988, retired Army colonel and founding editor Harry G. Summers Jr. wrote in the premier issue: “Perplexing and baffling the Vietnam...

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    Vietnam News- June 2012

    Tapes Give New Voice to JFK’s Vietnam Doubt The last 45 hours of more than 248 hours of declassified conversations of President John F. Kennedy, taped in the White House shortly before his death, reveal a president worried about where...

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    Who Are the Bad Guys?

    In the midst of deathly violence, humanity could prevail even among enemies. As a handful of soldiers gathered around the medic and his patient in the jungle’s growing darkness, one of them asked: “Is she doin’ any better, Doc? Is...

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    Travels Against Charlie

    American literary legend John Steinbeck’s last work was a risky assignment as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Nearly three decades after John Steinbeck wrote his 1939 masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, the 64-year-old Nobel...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- August 2012

    Discoveries and Rediscoveries When U.S. military leaders in Vietnam decided late in 1966 to launch Operation Cedar Falls, the biggest operation of the war to date, their goal was to clear an area not far from Saigon that was under Viet...

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    Vietnam News- August 2012

    Army Spc. 4 Leslie Sabo Awarded Medal of Honor Posthumously Leslie H. Sabo Jr., the nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient, died in a Cambodian jungle on May 10, 1970, after a daylong battle in which he tried to save his fellow...