Table of Contents – December 2009 Vietnam magazine

By Vietnam magazine staff
11/9/2009 • VIET Issues


Pararescue Jumpers’ Daring Rescue of Downed Fighter Pilot Deep Inside North Vietnam 
By Brandon Darnell
To save downed F-105 pilot Bill Sparks, Pararescue Jumpers flew 75 miles northwest of Hanoi—and were attacked by a MiG-17

Photo Gallery of U.S.A.F. Pararescue Jumpers in training and on missions

Wandering Souls
By Wayne Karlin
A chance encounter on a steamy jungle trail began a 40-year odyssey for tormented spirits seeking peace and redemption

Vietnam’s Pulitzers
By Hal Buell
A veteran photo editor and critic delves into the stories—and the men—behind the greatest photographs from the war

Please Rescue Me!
By Robert Sproule
An eyewitness account of the miracle landing of a two-seat Cessna—with a family of seven aboard—on USS Midway

McNamara and Me
Essay by Marc Leepson
How one veteran’s encounter with Robert Strange McNamara epitomized the last legacy of the architect of the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh and the OSS
By Claude Berube
As World War II came to a chaotic close, America found a friend and ally in Ho Chi Minh—and Ho hoped that friendship would last




The M-110 howitzer: Dug in for power and accuracy

Max Cleland: former U.S. senator and author of Heart of a Patriot: How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove
Revisiting his hell to restore others’ hope

What was happening back in the States in November/December 1972

My War
Thomas Sherman – B-52 pilot

Letter From Vietnam

Vietnam at War; Squad Battles: Dien Bien Phu, MiG Killers and more

Offerings: Left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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