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    Vietnam Book Review: M551 Sheridan

    M551 Sheridan: U.S. Airmobile Tanks 1941-2001 by Steven J. Zaloga, Osprey Publishing, 2009 One of the world’s foremost armor experts, Steven Zaloga applies his formidable archives to the American airborne tank in M551 Sheridan. Pursued...

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    Vietnam Book Review: U.S. Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War

    U.S. Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War by Richard R. Burgess and Rosario M. Rausa, Osprey Publishing, 2009 Designed in 1944, the Douglas AD Skyraider was too late for World War II, but distinguished itself over Korea, even as...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Vietnam Posters

    Vietnam Posters: The David Heather Collection by David Heather and Sherry Buchanan, Prestel, 2009 When rebellion, revolution and war grip a society, the reverberations reach into every corner of the culture, including the world of art and...

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    Vietnam Book Reviews: Keep Your Head Down and Loon

    Keep Your Head Down by Doug Anderson, Norton, 2009  Loon by Jack McLean, Presidio Press, 2009 In the four decades that have slipped by since the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of veterans have written war memoirs. Most are...

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    Vietnam Book Review History of an Unwinnable War

    Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975 by John Prados, University Press of Kansas, 2009 This is the book we’ve been waiting for. It has flaws, but this is the new standard. It really is as simple as that. For decades now...

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    Marines Caught in a Viet Cong Noose

    Itching for a fight, a gung-ho rifle company stalks its quarry and finds itself surrounded and trapped by an unrelenting enemy. Wielding grease pencils, we eagerly marked our objectives and checkpoints on the clear plastic covering our...

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    High Tech vs. Low Tech

    The striking battle of wits and ingenuity that kept about half of the war’s choppers flying…and got about half of them shot down. “All of us who fought on the ground in Vietnam, we rode to war in the Huey, and that ‘whup, whup,...

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    Vietnam Letter from the Editor- August 2009

    Icons and their makers The lasting influence of the Vietnam War cannot be overstated. It remains a touchstone not only for those who fought it and lived through it, but for the generations that have followed. The American experience in...

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    Arsenal | The Walleye: One Smart Bomb

    To help celebrate Ho Chi Minh’s 77th birthday on May 19, 1967, a Navy A-4 pilot aimed a new TV-guided glide bomb at Hanoi’s main power plant, scoring a direct hit in its first use in combat. The AGM-62, or Walleye, allowed pilots to...

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    My War: We All Served, But Dad Deserved More

    KENNETH G. CARLSON Captain, U.S. Army, Armored Cavalry Troop Commander A Troop, 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry Quang Tri Province, 1968-69 I expect that many readers of Vietnam magazine can declare that they served more than one tour in...

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    Vietnam News- August 2009

    MiG and Phantom Foes: Back Together Again Former F-4 and MIG-21 adversaries Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) and Nguyen Hong My shared the stage at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington on April 28 to talk about their...

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    Vietnam Letters from Readers- August 2009

    My Lai, Tiger Force and Winning Wars I wasn’t going to add my “two-cents” on how something like My Lai could happen but then I read Col. Wesley Fox’s comments (June Letters) and I know he would have my back. It’s not that I’m...

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    Vietnam Book Review: My Enemy, My Friend

    My Enemy, My Friend: A Story of Reconciliation from the Vietnam War by Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry, USAF (Ret.), with Fran Erickson, Aviation Heritage Park, 2009 Anyone who has studied the air war over Vietnam in detail, or who may have caught...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Agent Orange

    The History, Use, Disposition and Environmental Fate of Agent Orange by Colonel Alvin L. Young, Ph.D., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Springer Science and Business Media, 2009 I have been waiting more than a decade for this definitive scientific...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Tours of Vietnam

    Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory by Scott Laderman, Duke University Press, 2009 Author Scott Laderman lost me with his “Prefatory Note,” a four-page introduction to his Introduction, in which he explains why in a book...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Until the Last Man Comes Home

    Until the Last Man Comes Home: POWs, MIAs, and the Politics of Loss at the End of the Vietnam War by Michael J. Allen, University of North Carolina Press, 2009 Michael Allen is a historian at Northwestern University. Until The Last Man...