Table of Contents – December 2007 – Vietnam

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The Defenders of Dak To
By Edward F. Murphy
What was to be a showcase for Vietnamization turned into a deadly eight weeks for the engineer battalion left to fend off a massive NVA attack.

‘The Most Brilliant Commander': Ngo Quang Truong
By James H. Willbanks
ARVN General Ngo Quang Truong earned the highest praise as a great field commander who led from the front and took care of his soldiers.

Lam Son 719: View From the North
By Larry Rottman
Rarely seen photos by a North Vietnamese combat photographer offer remarkable insights into the disasterous 1971 operation into Laos.

Split Decision
By Robert John Carmody Jr.
Army boxer Bob Carmody, a 1964 Olympic medalist, could have remained safe in the ring—but he wouldn’t let another man go to Vietnam in his place.

Flying With the Enemy
By Colonel William H. Jordan (ret.)
Long after the fighting ended, former enemies worked together—and even perished together—to recover the remains of the missing.



Edited By Bonnie Goodman
Recent developments related to the Vietnam War

By Marc Leepson
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or The Wall, continues its healing ways after 25 years

Fighting Forces
By Howard E. Bartholf
USNS Upshur was one of several ships that performed yeoman service transporting GIs to Vietnam

By Christopher Miskimon
The Soviet-built T-54 tank became an enduring symbol of the Vietnam War’s endgame

By Joyce Rusch
While serving in Vietnam, Arthur Lee’s faith and “can do” attitude sustained his family back home

Letter From Vietnam Magazine


Left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Interview with NVA General Tran Van Tra

Never Forgotten: Accounting for American MIAs

U.S. Marine Tom Smith’s Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War

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