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    Homesick Angel: Last Flight From Da Nang

    World Airways CEO Ed Daly defied U.S. authorities and led a daring mission to rescue women and children as the South Vietnamese army collapsed in 1975. A tsunami of more than a million refugees swept over the coastal city of Da Nang in...

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    To Tell the World: Wives of POWs

    The wives of POWs in Hanoi’s most notorious prison camp raised their voices to make sure Washington and the world knew the plight of their husbands. THE POWS CALLED IT ALCATRAZ, a Hanoi jail where 11 Americans were separated from other...

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    Rescue at Kham Duc

    Intrepid pilots maneuvered planes through gunfire and wreckage to land and pick up troops being overrun by enemy forces. In early May 1968, the U.S. Army Special Forces at Kham Duc seemed far removed from the war zone. Established in 1963...

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    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam June 2014

    Above and Beyond Look at every year of the Vietnam War and in every corner of the battlefield, and you will find heroism. In some cases, overcoming fear and staying calm under pressure gets the job done. In other situations, heroism...

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    My War: Willie McTear

    Specialist 4, 90mm Recoilless Rifle, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division January 1967-January 1968 I am from Newellton, La., about 7,000 people, a very rural area. My dad was a logger, and mom was a hairdresser and a seamstress who made...

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    Interview with Rocky Bleier: ; From the NFL to Vietnam and Back

    The incredible career of Rocky Bleier, running back on one of professional football’s greatest teams, was nearly preempted by a North Vietnamese Army attack on Aug. 20, 1969. Bleier’s amazing perseverance in overcoming severe wounds...

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    Intel-Vietnam Magazine June 2014

    Belated Medals of Honor Awarded Decades after they proved their valor, two dozen Americans are recipients of long overdue Medals of Honor. In 2002, the Defense Department began reviewing records of troops awarded the second highest honor:...

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    Letters from Readers- Vietnam June 2014

    Boys in the Band Your article “The Door Gunner Doctor” (April) mentioned Captain Lyle “Doc” Parker strumming his guitar. Shortly after Parker arrived at the 188th Helicopter Assault Company in Dau Tieng, the 1st Aviation Brigade...

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    Book Review: The Lucky Few by Jan K. Herman

    The Lucky Few: The Fall of Saigon and the Rescue Mission of the USS Kirk  by Jan K. Herman, Naval Institute Press, 2013 Entering service in 1971, the U.S. Navy destroyer escort Kirk was designed primarily to fight enemy submarines,...

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    Book Review: I Heard My Country Calling

    I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir  by James Webb, Simon & Schuster, 2014 Vietnam veterans have been churning out a steady stream of memoirs in recent years as baby boomers retire—and the burgeoning self-publishing industry...

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    Book Review: Westmoreland’s War

    Westmoreland’s War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam, by Gregory A. Daddis, Oxford University Press, 2014 Addressing the seemingly dogged entanglement in South Vietnam with General William Westmoreland, Brig. Gen. Willard...

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    North Vietnam’s Big-Unit War and the Man Behind It

    A fierce advocate of offensive battles using large forces, Communist leader Le Duan shaped military strategy throughout the war. In December 1964, the Viet Cong, famous for their hit-and-run guerrilla tactics, overran villages in four...

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    Grinding to a Halt

    South Vietnam’s 1971 invasion of Laos to cut NVA supply routes was supposed to be a showcase for Nixon’s plan to decrease American involvement in the war, but that all changed when Operation Lam Son 719 came … IN EARLY 1971,...

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    The Vinh Window and the Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Code-breakers enabled U.S. spies to peer into the communications centers of the North Vietnamese, but then problems arose. THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE WAR, AMERICAN code-breakers intercepted North Vietnam- ese radio transmissions of planned...

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    Storms of Steel

    Artillery barrages from U.S. Army fire support bases proved devastatingly effective in both offensive and defensive roles. EARLY IN THE MORNING a large Communist force was about to attack his small camp about 5 kilometers from the...

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    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam August 2014

    Strong Support for the War Fighters For U.S. troops in Vietnam, fire support bases were like the frontier outposts in the Old West. The difference, one gunner in an artillery battalion said, “was that the Indians who always seemed to be...