Table of Contents – April 2009 Vietnam

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Why Westmoreland Was Right
by Dale Andrade
While the MACV commander has been long maligned for his big-unit strategy, the realities on the ground dictated pushing back the enemy main forces if the guerrilla insurgents were to be defeated

Dodging SAMs—In An AC-130!
by Lt. Col. Henry Zeybel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
It looked like curtains for the crew of a slow-moving AC-130 Spectre gunship, as the surface-to-air missiles closed in for the kill

The Vietnam Rollers Play Ball
By Richard Dennison
As their country teetered on chaos and collapse, a group of Vietnamese teenagers embraced an all-American game

My Lai: Where Were The Leaders?
By Lt. Col. Ben G. Crosby, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Had just one strong leader stepped up, the atrocity that so stained America could have been averted

Ambushed In Leatherneck Square
By Colonel Richard Camp, U.S. Marines (Ret.)

Just south of the DMZ a Marine battalion paid a heavy price but finally overcame an NVA ambush, artillery, rockets and a human wave attack

EXCLUSIVE: Westy’s Regrets – Gen. William C. Westmoreland’s Last Interview

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS

NEWS

SUPER PRIVATE ARSENAL
The A-6 Intruder: Anywhere, anytime, in any weather

FORCES
The 174th Ordnance Detachment’s risky work with ammo and explosives

MY WAR
One Marine’s wild ride off the Rockpile

LETTER FROM VIETNAM REVIEWS OFFERINGS
Left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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