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Vietnam Letters

Letter from Vietnam magazine - Feb. 2013 - on becoming a partner with the war's 50th anniversary commemoration

Published: January 09, 2013 at 3:15 pm
Counting the Years Last Memorial Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Barack Obama launched the Department of Defense program to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. On the stage that day were Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and …

Letters from Readers - Vietnam magazine February 2013

Published: January 08, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Hailing Hereford I've been reading Vietnam magazine for several years. This is my first letter. The October 2012 account of the brave men in the article "Last Stand at Landing Zone Hereford" is excellent, one of the best articles I've …

Letters From Readers - December 2012 Vietnam magazine

Vietnam magazine | Published: November 07, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Remembering LZ Hereford The article "Last Stand at LZ Hereford" by Michael Christy (October) had me living that experience as if I were there. I served in Vietnam with the Marines, including 40 days under siege at Con Thien in …

Editorial - October 2012

Published: November 06, 2012 at 5:22 pm
Hereford's Hard Story Some stories are harder than others. Harder to unwind, harder to absorb. Such is the story that played out over the course of about an hour one sweltering afternoon in May 1966 near Vinh Thanh in Binh …

Letters From Readers - October 2012

Published: November 06, 2012 at 4:19 pm
A Shau Addendum Although 45 years have passed, I remember some facts that are not quite in agreement with Richard Camp's fine article "Rescue in Death Valley" (April). I was a member of HMM-163 from November 1965 through June 1966. …

Letters from Readers - August 2012

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Saluting Summers In the June "Letter From Vietnam," you wrote about retired Army colonel and founding editor of Vietnam Harry G. Summers Jr. and featured the cover of the premier issue of Vietnam published in 1988. I retrieved my first …

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 …

Letters from Readers - Vietnam magazine April 2012

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 19, 2012 at 11:05 am
Tet 'Quickly Overwhelmed?' The February article by Rod Paschall about Tet 1968 in Saigon ("The Center of the Storm") notes the United States "swiftly crafted a crushing counterattack" that "quickly overwhelmed" the Viet Cong in the battle for Saigon. U.S. …

Letters from Readers - Vietnam magazine Feb. 2012

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm
We Were Lob Bombed Too Following up on General Stanley Cherrie's article (December, "Case of the Mysterious Lob Bomb"), I was a first lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, headquartered on Hill 55 southwest of Da Nang in the …

Letter from Vietnam magazine

Vietnam magazine | Published: November 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm
X-Ray Visions When Bill Beck saw the December 2010 issue of Vietnam and our presentation of sketches by North Vietnamese Army combat artist Le Duc Tuan, he asked if we would be interested in taking a look at some sketches …

Letters from Readers

Vietnam magazine | Published: November 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm
No Enemy Flamethrowers? In the article "Zippos in Vietnam" (June) it was stated that the enemy didn't have flamethrowers. First, I remember one instance during my time in Lam Dong Province where the command bunker of a Regional Force company …

Letter from Vietnam magazine - October 2011

Vietnam magazine | Published: September 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm
The vagaries of war One man lives, one man dies. There are an endless number of factors that contribute to survival on the battlefield, but no matter how skilled, how intelligent, how brave or how well-equipped, when it comes to …

Letters from Readers - October 2011 Vietnam magazine

Vietnam magazine | Published: September 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Faas Found to Be Mystery Man Your August issue just arrived, and I was prompted to respond after seeing the picture of Horst Faas and then reading "Images of Hell at Dong Xoai." The photo of Faas helped me to …

Letters from Readers - August 2011 - Vietnam magazine

Published: August 08, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Unique Insights into Storied Images I immensely enjoyed your story "One Wild Ride for Yankee Papa 10" by Paul Gregoire (April). As a longtime historian of the Vietnam War, I've always been fascinated by Larry Burrows' legendary Life magazine photos …

Letter from Vietnam magazine - August 2011

Vietnam magazine | Published: August 08, 2011 at 9:03 pm
The cost of bringing our wars home Last April, in Benghazi, Libya, two photographers covering the brutal war boiling over in North Africa were killed in a mortar blast as they followed rebels repelling an attack by government forces. Tim …

Letter from Vietnam magazine - June 2011

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm
An intergenerational brotherhood The war in Vietnam ended nearly four decades ago, but for some veterans their war lasted much longer and for many it has never come to a close. Beyond physical wounds that have dogged so many, the …
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