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Wild Duel: Weasels vs SAMs Over Dong Hoi

During the Vietnam War, the Wild Weasels flew as a protection screen in specially equipped F-105F Thuds into a target area to sweep and destroy surface to air missile (SAM) sites, to protect "strike packages" or a flight of fighters that followed on
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Dark Clouds Over Junction City

In Operation Junction City, Vietnam War's biggest operation, Feb. 21-May 14, 1967, including the largest paratroop jump since World War II, Gen. William Westmoreland won his big-unit campaign but lost confidence that the war could be won
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Tet: Circling the Wagons in Saigon

In the early hours of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, MPs, alongside a diverse collection of mechanics, cooks and clerks, thwarted a catastrophic military defeat in Saigon
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Last Stand at LZ Hereford

The decision to leave a mortar platoon alone at Hereford on May 21, 1966, sealed the fate of its men and journalist Sam Castan
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Breaking the Siege at Khe Sanh

Joseph Abodeely, a young lieutenant with the 1st Air Cav, took part in the historic relief of Marines who held Khe Sahn for 77 days