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The Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Kicks Off at Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at The Wall

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm
The Department of Defense 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War is slated to get its official kickoff at the annual Memorial Day ceremony held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The decade-long commemoration is under the direction …

DVD Review - My Vietnam, Your Iraq

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm
Takes viewers inside the families of Vietnam War combat veterans whose children are or have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan

Review - Vietnam Album

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm
A picture book of never-before published Vietnam War photos cleverly interlaced with quotes, snippets from oral histories and firsthand accounts

Review - The M1 Carbine, by Leroy Thompson; and The M16, by Gordon Rottman

Published: May 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm
Both books from Osprey Publishing detail the guns and their roles in Vietnam

Review - U.S. MACV-SOG Reconnaissance

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm
Told with the authority of a Vietnam vet and backed by a wealth of declassified photos, many taken on missions

Review - Black Ops Vietnam: The Operational History of MACVSOG

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Offers a wealth of little-known information about this shadowy world in Vietnam

Review - In Country: Remembering the Vietnam War

Published: May 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Essential bits of the warrior's reality for a stunningly vivid portrait of the Vietnam War

My War - Painter James John Magner

James John Magner, oral history | Published: May 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm
As an artist, he understood that he would have to wade the rivers and face death to get beyond surface appearances

In remembrance of combat photographer Horst Faas, 1933-2012

Don North | Published: May 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In 2008, Horst Faas appeared at the Newseum in Washington to pay tribute to the photographers who went down in a helicopter over Laos. (Photo: Don North)In 1965 as a green kid with a $30 35mm Yashika and a fixed …

Tapes Give New Voice to JFK's Vietnam Doubt

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
The last 45 hours of more than 248 hours of declassified conversations of President John F. Kennedy, taped in the White House shortly before his death, reveal a president worried about where the war in Vietnam was headed. On the …

Letters from Readers - June 2012

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Those Beautiful Evil Eyes Reading "Rescue in Death Valley" (April) relating to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163, the "Evil Eyes," took me back to Aug. 8, 1966. I was a platoon sergeant with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd …

CH-21 Shawnee, the Flying Banana

Carl O. Schuster | Published: May 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm
The Shawnee troop transport was first deployed to Vietnam in December 1961

Going Home

Bud Willis | Published: May 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Just as he'd done on his medevacs flying Hueys, Bud Willis tried to not look back when he left the Vietnam War

Requiem for a Vietnam War Reporter - George Esper, 1932-2012

Don North | Published: May 09, 2012 at 5:26 pm
Esper doggedly covered the war from 1965 to its end, as North Vietnamese soldiers shuttered his Saigon AP bureau

Chewing Up Charlie in the Renegade Woods

Howard Landon "Dutch" McAllister | Published: May 09, 2012 at 4:36 pm
With Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer III in a helicopter above, orchestrating support, Yellow Hair rode again

The Man Who Made Rolling Thunder Roar

Roger L. Vance | Published: May 05, 2012 at 9:16 am
Ray Manzo's 1987 dream for a massive POW demonstration by thousands of bikers lives on a quarter of a century later
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