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Editorial – October 2012

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...
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Letters From Readers – October 2012

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...
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Letters from Readers – August 2012

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...
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Letters from Readers – June 2012

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...
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Letter from Vietnam magazine

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...
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Letters from Readers

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...
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Letter from Vietnam magazine – October 2011

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...
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Letter from Vietnam magazine – August 2011

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...
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Letter from Vietnam magazine – June 2011

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...