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    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor October 2013

    Trail of Tears THE NAME HO CHI MINH TRAIL CONJURES images of everything from guerrillas pushing heavily laden bicycles down jungle paths to long lines of camouflaged trucks jamming well-groomed dirt roads. Depending on the time and place,...

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    My War: Larry Schwab

    Larry Schwab, M.D. Captain, U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division October 1967 – October 1968 At 26, I had been married less than a year and was completing a rotating internship at the Charity Hospital of Louisiana in New Orleans when I...

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    Interview: A Coastie Meditates on War and Peace

    Retired Coast Guard Reserve Rear Admiral Richard Schneider has been serving his country since graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1968. As a gunnery officer aboard a cutter off the coast of Vietnam, he supported troops on shore by...

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    Vietnam News October 2013

    POWs Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Nixon White House Dinner Two hundred former Vietnam War POWs gathered in the reproduced East Wing of the White House at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif., on May 24...

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    Vietnam- Letters from Readers October 2013

    Khe Sanh Map Readers The Khe Sanh issue (August) brought back a memory. The siege took place while I was a student at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk,Va.We were away from our home bases and all we knew about Khe Sanh was what we...

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    Vietnam Book Review: All They Left Behind

    All They Left Behind: Legacies of the Men and Women on The Wall by Lisa A. Lark, M.T. Publishing Company, 2012 A question posed by a student on Memorial Day 2010, requesting more information on a particular soldier whose name is on the...

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    Vietnam Book Review: My Lai

    My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War by William Thomas Allison, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012 Do we really need yet another book on the infamous My Lai massacre? Hasn’t the story of that horrifying incident that took...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton

    Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams by Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland, Naval Institute Press, 2013 Very few readers of this magazine are unaware of what happened to the American pilots...

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    Vietnam Book Review: Wrong Turn

    Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency, by Colonel Gian Gentile, The New Press, 2013 Thumbing through the pages of FM 3-24, the U.S. Army’s field manual on counterinsurgency warfare, in early 2007, Gian Gentile soon...

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    Hard Ride in a Hard War

    Synonymous with motorized protection and firepower, gun trucks were feared by the enemy, who dubbed them Mui Hoi Con Rong (Breath of the Dragon) for the awesome fire they delivered. WHEN THE UNITED STATES committed major ground forces to...

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    Assassination, Coup and Madame Nhu

    Just three weeks before his own assassination, President John F. Kennedy laid the responsibility for the murder of South Vietnam’s president at the feet of the notorious “Dragon Lady”. At the height of her notoriety, the New York...

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    All the News That’s Fit to Air

    In their quest to “tell it like it is,” young newsmen with the American Forces Vietnam Network raised important questions about the nature and limits of military censorship. ON A NOVEMBER MORNING, 50 years ago, two young military...

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    Rescue at Dog’s Head

    One of the greatest rescue operations of the war was largely ignored until President Obama recognized it with a Presidential Unit Citation nearly 40 years later. In 1970, Washington’s strategy for South Vietnam was expressed in one...

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    Vietnam- Letter from the Editor December 2013

    The Limits of Free Speech HOW FAR CAN THE MILITARY go in suppressing potentially sensitive information during times of war? For a group of young newscasters with the American Forces Vietnam Network’s Saigon bureau in 1970, the answer...

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    My War: Bill Moore

    Electronics Technician, 2nd Class, Submarine Service, U.S. Navy April 1964 – October 1966 Graduating from high school in June 1960, I was all set to go to Marquette University, but my family couldn’t afford it. A  buddy of mine...

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    Interview: How Diane Carlson Evans Turned the Tide

    Inspired by her aunt who served in World War II, Diane Carlson Evans volunteered for the military and at the age of 21 served as head nurse in a major surgical evacuation unit at Pleiku in 1968-69. Fifteen years later, she would...