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    Intel- Vietnam Magazine August 2014

    Cyclists Fund Drive for Vietnam Visits Seven soldiers turned cyclists completed a six-day, 320-mile journey through former battlefields of central Vietnam in early April to raise money that will help veterans of the war pay for return...

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    Letters from Readers- Vietnam August 2014

    Kham Duc Too I enjoyed the Kham Duc story in the June issue. I was there between May and November 1964 with an A Team—one of four Southern Special Forces Groups stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., that went as a unit to Vietnam for six...

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    Book Review: U.S. Combat Shotguns

    U.S. Combat Shotguns by Leroy Thompson, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, England, 2013 The shotgun, scattering multiple rounds at close range rather than a single bullet from a distance, is a nasty weapon whose use by U.S. military forces is...

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    Book Review: Lockheed A-12 by Paul F. Crickmore

    Lockheed A-12: The CIA’s Blackbird and Other Variants by Paul F. Crickmore, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, England, 2014 The shooting down of Francis Gary Powers’ Lockheed U-2 by SA-2 surface-to-air missiles at 70,500 feet showed that high...

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    Book Review: Charlie Chasers by Larry Elton Fletcher

    Charlie Chasers: History of USAF AC-119 “Shadow” Gunships in the Vietnam War, by Larry Elton Fletcher, Hellgate Press, 2013 Falling chronologically between the more famous Douglas AC-47 “Spooky” and the more potent Lockheed AC-130...

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    Book Review: Invasion of Laos 1971

    Invasion of Laos 1971: Lam Son 719 by Robert D. Sander, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014 The 1971 invasion of Laos is one of the forgotten episodes of the Vietnam War. Perhaps this is because it involved primarily soldiers of the Army of...

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    General Shoemaker: Helicopter War Guru

    Used essentially as delivery vans in World War II and as medical evacuation vehicles in Korea, helicopters were transformed into hunter-killers in Vietnam, thanks in large part to the efforts of a former infantry officer. My father, a...

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    Deadly Mistake on Hamburger Hill

    On the ridges of what would be called Hamburger Hill for the way troops were ground up in the fighting there, U.S. helicopters mistakenly hit a 101st Airborne unit on the verge of winning its battle against rough mountain terrain, dense...

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    A Soviet Spy in Saigon: The Case of the French Doctor

    A story of CIA officers, Russian agents in Paris, the French FBI, lavish parties and one doctor who operated a clinic in South Vietnam. The only known Soviet espionage agent permanently based inside South Vietnam during the war was a...

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    Bailout! Bailout!

    When his B-52 bomber was struck by a North Vietnamese missile, the pilot ordered a bailout, but the navigator’s ejection seat failed and he had just seconds to find another way out of the burning plane. A B-52 Stratofortress with the...

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    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam October 2014

    So You Thought You Had a Bad Day? Everyone has bad days. Those days when the “check engine” light comes on and the computer conks out, when it seems like things could not get any worse and they do. But the next time you are bemoaning...

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    My War: ‘Overseas’ in Texas and Vietnam

    For me, 1965 was the year of my high school graduation, my first job and the Vietnam War. My final grades wouldn’t get me into any college, and having a low draft number, I considered joining the service. The local Air Force recruiter in...

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    Interview with Doniphan Carter: A Perspective on War From a Man Who...

    Doniphan “Don” Carter was a lieutenant with the famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II, a major and 179th Infantry regimental operations staff officer in Korea, and a colonel with the 25th Infantry Division in...

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    Intel: Vietnam Magazine October 2014

    Fight Over Vietnam at Nixon Library The selection of a new director for the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California, has been snarled in a controversy over the library’s treatment of the Vietnam War, according to the...

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    Letters from Readers- Vietnam October 2014

    ASA Out of the Closet Historian John Prados tells an interesting story about an occurrence that evolved into the “Vinh Window” program (August 2014). He gives credit to the Air Force Security Service, Naval Security Group, National...

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    Review: The Trial of Jane Fonda

    The Trial of Jane Fonda, a stage play by writer-director Terry Jastrow, world premier Edinburgh, Scotland, July-August 2014 The long-running visceral feud between America’s Vietnam veterans and anti-war activist Jane Fonda was...