Table of Contents – August 2008 Vietnam

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FEATURES

COVER STORY
AMBUSH AT THON THAM KHE

By Bradford A. Wineman
Within 24 hours of hitting the beach in Operation Badger Tooth, 48 Marines were dead, 86 wounded. The question that remains: Why?

THE PROPAGANDA’S IN THE MAIL
By Joe Coley
During the war, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong used their
postage stamps as highly visible and effective tools of political warfare.

CONVOY ESCORT SERVICE EXTRAORDINAIRE
By David Swisher
Aboard its V-100s named for comic book heroes, the 66th Military Police Company battled the enemy evildoers for control of South Vietnam’s roads.

AUSSIES’ FACE-TO-FACE FIGHT AT BINH BA
By Raymond Gallacher
Did an NVA battalion lure elements of the Royal Australian Regiment into heavy battle, or was it a chance encounter that escalated out of control?

A DATE WITH CHRIS
INTERVIEW by Claudia Gary and David T. Zabecki
When Hollywood turned stridently against the war and the men who fought it, entertainer Chris Noel stuck with the GIs—and she’s still with them.

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters

News
Edited By Bonnie Goodman
Recent developments and coming events related to the Vietnam War

Arsenal
By Lt. Col. John C. Baker
Enemy Rockets: The VC and
NVA used their improvised rocket artillery with deadly effect

Fighting Forces
By Eli C. Renshaw
The ARVN 81st Airborne Ranger Group never quit fighting the NVA

 

Perspectives
by Tom Peacock
A photograph relieves one GI of his lingering guilt about a tour cut short by a VC sniper’s bullet

Personality
By Victor Hundahl
Flashes of terror intruded on a civilian medic’s routine service in a Vietnam war zone

Letter From Vietnam Magazine

Offerings
Left at the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Capt. C D Kilhoffer, USNR-R

    Ambush At Thon Tham Khe. If you are interested I have photo of LtCol McQuown in helo en route to III MAF to account for “Badger Tooth”. Expression is telling. Have pix of sweep thru vil and stream where Lima stopped. Also have my personal recap given to CTF 76 that parallels “Ambush…” in many ways and notes warnings of potential conflict. Hindsight = 2020. Check Navy Beach Jumper web for pix of approach to Tham Khe

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  2. Melissa Pannel

    I need to buy issues of August 2008 I am only interested in this issue how can that be done?
    thank you
    Melissa

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