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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...

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    Vietnam News December 2013

    Is JPAC Missing in Action? An internal review of the Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC) program, created to retrieve the remains of soldiers missing from previous wars, has drawn allegations of...

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    Vietnam- Letters from Readers December 2013

    Truck Hunting With 131st Aviation I read “Truck Hunting on the Ho Chi Minh Trail” in the October 2013 issue. I served with the 131st Aviation Company (Army) in Phu Bai 1966-67. We worked with Navy and Air Force fighters and bombers....

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    ‘Spooky’ Gunship Operations in the Vietnam War

    With their flares and their miniguns and cannon, fixed-wing gunships not only illuminated the battlefield, they dominated it as well....

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    Voices | Richard Armitage

    Richard Armitage, a Navy adviser assisting South Vietnamese units during the war and later a State Department official working with Colin Powell, experienced something in Vietnam that few other combat veterans did. “Most GIs left in...

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    Voices | Chuck Hagel

    The one unforgivable is the lying and deceit. That is never, ever defensible.   Chuck Hagel was the only secretary of defense who saw combat as an enlisted man and the only Vietnam veteran to serve in that post, which he held from...

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    DVD Review: When I Have Your Wounded

    When I Have Your Wounded: The Dustoff Legacy, DVD  directed by Patrick Fries, Arrowhead Films, 2013 Part recruiting ad and part personal tribute to the narrator’s father, medevac pioneer Major Charles L. Kelly, When I Have Your...

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    Book Review: Death Zones and Darling Spies

    Death Zones and Darling Spies  by Beverly Deepe Keever, University of Nebraska Press, 2013 The Vietnam conflict established women war correspondents as the equals of their male colleagues, and Beverly Deepe Keever set the bar high for...

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    Book Review: Misalliance by Edward Miller

    Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam  by Edward Miller, Harvard University Press, 2013 On Nov. 2, 1963, the president of the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, and his brother and closest...

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    Giap’s Second Masterpiece

    Long-held beliefs that the Tet Offensive was intended to produce a single-stroke victory are challenged by new insights into one of the 20th century’s most astute military commanders. General Vo Nguyen Giap understood very early in the...

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    Good Boom! Project RENEW

    Founded by Vietnam veterans but operated by the Vietnamese, Project RENEW is working to rid Quang Tri province of unexploded ordnance left over from the war. Dong Ha, Vietnam – They say it’s 42 degrees… Celsius…this Monday in late...

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    A Study in Terror

    Fifty years ago, a Saigon Special Action Team took the Viet Cong terrorism campaign to a new level by bombing the Capital–Kinh Do Theater. On the evening of Feb. 16, 1964, during the Tet Lunar New Year holiday, about 500 Americans were...

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    From the Bulge to Tet

    Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk played a significant role in two of America’s most famous battles. The frozen, bitterly cold forest in Europe during a major World War II offensive and the steamy South Vietnamese capital city at the...

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    “Everybody was a Hero that Day”

    In the battle for Widows’ Village during Tet 1968, a single scout platoon earned three DSCs, six Silver Stars and 22 Bronze Stars. In late January 1968, my scout platoon—part of the 9th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 47th...

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    Letter from the Editor- Vietnam February 2014

    A Worthy Opponent General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died in Hanoi on October 4 at age 102, evoked a wide range of emotions from opponents and compatriots alike, but ambivalence was not among them. To some he was a reviled butcher willing to...

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    My War: Nancy Jurgevich

    Captain, Women’s Army Corps, October 1968 – December 1970 I grew up in Stoyswood in western Pennsylvania, a small town near the region’s steel mills, but I wanted to travel instead of work in a factory or be a housewife. I enlisted...