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    Letters from Readers – June 2011 – Vietnam

    Unidentified Dollies Update Regarding your April inquiry in Letters about the picture of Donut Dollies submitted by Dave Andrews. The photo was one of several taken by the Public Information Office for use as the 1969 Christmas card from...

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    Letters from Readers – April 2011-Vietnam

    Click pic to enlarge it. If you can identify any of these women, comment below or send an email to vietnam@weiderhistorygroup.comName Those Dollies I found this picture of the Donut Dollies that I think some of the people in it would like...

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    Letters from Readers – February 2011-Vietnam

    Learn From Ia Drang, Please Your story on Ia Drang in the December issue offers some lessons that I think may apply to our current war in Afghanistan. I was a rifleman, sradioman and fire team leader with the 1st Infantry Division in...

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    Letters from Readers – December 2010

    My Friend Matty Your August “Offerings” showed a baseball and glove and a note left at the Wall in 1992 in remembrance of 1st Lt. Ronald Matel. “Matty” was my roommate in Infantry OCS at Fort Benning. He was the only person I knew...

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    Letter from Vietnam magazine – December 2010

    Ap Bac, Ia Drang, and roads not taken Two legendary battles had outcomes that proved to be pivotal to the paths U.S. policymakers would choose in Vietnam. At the time of Ap Bac on the second day of 1963, South Vietnam was a far-off Cold...

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    Letter from Vietnam magazine – October 2010

    Longest war no more The Vietnam War remains representative of many things in American history, as it was the central event that so dramatically colored and shaped an era and whose reverberations and residual energy still affects foreign...

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    Letters From Readers – October 2010

    Camp Bunard and the Good Life Thanks for the story on Robert Pryor and his experience at Camp Bunard in the April issue (“Life Has Been Good So Far”). I got to Bunard in early April 1967 as a Special Forces medic and helped build the...

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    Letter from Vietnam magazine – August 2010

    A stormy, stormy spring When President Richard Nixon took to the airwaves on the evening of April 30, 1970, he told the American people of his bold plan to address what had been a vexing problem in waging war effectively in Vietnam: enemy...

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    Letters from Readers – August 2010 Vietnam

    Chieu Hoi—Early and Often Herbert Friedman’s article on the Chieu Hoi Program (October 2009) reminded me of an incident that took place in Binh Duong Province in the spring of 1970. I was serving as the district intelligence officer...

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    Letter from Vietnam magazine – June 2010

    Respect, reflection and Rolling Thunder Thirty-five years ago, the last act in a long and painful drama was playing itself out as the final bell tolled for the Republic of Vietnam. April of 1975 saw dreams descend into nightmares for...

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    Letters from Readers – June 2010 Vietnam

    Yes, There Is a Santa Claus! Lo and behold, as I opened up the center pages of your February issue, I saw myself, a mere boy of 19, along with my Christmas tree that my family sent me. I’m the one with his back to the camera. I am...