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    Esper and Ut Ride Again

    Long after the war, the AP’s George Esper and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Nick Ut turned up to get another scoop in Vietnam. Vietnam’s June 2012 issue, with its remembrance of George Esper and story behind Nick Ut’s...

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    An Autopsy of War

    A doctor’s stint in the bush reveals to him the grunts’ reality, why they say ‘it don’t mean nuthin’’ and worship the god DEROS. In August 1967, Dr. John Parrish, a Yale Medical School graduate trained in internal medicine, was...

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    Horst Faas: An Appreciation

    The death on May 10 of legendary Associated Press photographer and editor Horst Faas prompted hundreds of comments and recollections from his colleagues and friends with a common theme, calling Faas a generous man of considerable humor and...

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    A Psywar Set Piece

    Rarely in a well-played propaganda campaign will a fundamental fact that discredits the intended message and exposes a brazen lie be left on the table. So when the martyred Viet Cong Nguyen Van Be was found to be undisputedly alive in...

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    When Psywar Went So Wrong

    A long-running psychological warfare battle over an alleged Viet Cong martyr grew to resemble MAD magazine’s “Spy vs. Spy” The cultivation of heroes can be critical in a society at war. In early 1967 Barry Zorthian, the head of the...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- October 2012

    Hereford’s Hard Story Some stories are harder than others. Harder to unwind, harder to absorb. Such is the story that played out over the course of about an hour one sweltering afternoon in May 1966 near Vinh Thanh in Binh Dinh Province,...

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    Vietnam News- October 2012

    First Trip to Vietnam by a U.S. Secretary of Defense Since End of War Yields Big Results In June, as part of a nine-day regional tour of Asia aimed at boosting military ties in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited...

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    Getting in at the Grassroots

    Our mission is to tell the story … and to help the people across America express their honor and respect. So said retired General Claude “Mick” Kicklighter, who leads the Defense Department’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary...

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    The Boys of ’67: Vietnam’s Band of Brothers

    The 160 men of Charlie Company trained together for nearly a year before combat in Vietnam. Only 30 returned unscathed. In May 1966 the United States was ramping up its combat forces by conscripting tens of thousands of young men, many...

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    Air Cav: How Soldiers in the Sky Reshaped the Battlefield

    Adapting age-old principles of traditional cavalry to the new capabilities of the helicopter created an unprecedented fighting force. One of the great battlefield innovations developed by the United States armed forces in its effort to...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- December 2012

    Beyond The Wall Few, if any, comparisons can be made to the monument that has occupied a corner of the National Mall for three decades now. Words fail to adequately convey the transformative and restorative power emanating from the...

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    Vietnam News -December 2012

    Newly Discovered Vietnam Monument Baffles Pennsylvania Community A monument dedicated on Nov. 11, 1966,“to the men of Delaware County for their valiant service in Vietnam” was recently discovered beneath brush in an old bank parking...

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    Arsenal | M113A1 Personnel Carrier

    A group of troops atop an M113 is one of the iconic images of the Vietnam War. The M113 armored personnel carrier, second only to the UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter in battlefield importance, entered production in April 1960....

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    Lightning Bug War Over North Vietnam

    A top-secret, highly successful and still unheralded program in Vietnam presaged today’s drone victories in the war on terror. At a surface-to-air missile site south of Hanoi on February 13, 1966, radar appeared to lock in on a lone...

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    When Pigs Fly

    Five unlikely passengers add a surprising twist to a mundane chopper flight. I was prepared for another routine trip to Dak Pek to deliver the monthly payroll sheets and funds for the Civilian Irregular Defense Group troops. Routine meant...

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    War for Peace in Vietnam

    Final peace talks in Paris, interrupted by ferocious Yuletide bombing, epitomized the byzantine and often bizarre maneuverings that let the United States find a way out of Vietnam. IN TET’S WAKE, FORMAL PEACE TALKS between the United...