Table of Contents – February 2009 Vietnam

11/26/2008 • VIET Issues


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A Huey Gunship’s Wild Duel
By Brig. Gen. Stanley Cherrie, U.S. Army (Ret.)
It took a death-defying aerial maneuver to save an ambushed Australian company that was pinned down in the early hours of the Tet Offensive

‘Don’t Shoot, It’s A Company!’
By Lt. Col. John Gross, U.S. Army (Ret.)
On the eve of Tet, intercepted American radio communications led to a gutsy VC deception that dramatically altered the battle for Hill 108

A Combat Medic’s Three-war Odyssey
By Princess Slagel-Bucshon
In the first hours of Tet, Wayne Slagel earned one of America’s rarest military honors, the Combat Medical Badge with two stars

Privileged to Comfort the Dying
Essay by Sylvia Lutz-Miller
In the midst of the horrors of war, nurses in Vietnam learned what life is all about

2,032 days of solitary in China
An Interview by Fred L. Borch and Robert F. Dorr
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert Flynn spent more time in solitary confinement than any American POW ever, and to this day denies that he ever violated Chinese air space in 1967




Super Private

The ubiquitous M-101A1 105mm Howitzer

Artillerymen of the 12th Marines fought as infantry during Tet

ARVN officer Cau Le’s 25 years of combat and prison

My War – John E. Schiff
A Navy dentist caught in the chaos of Tet

Letter from Vietnam


Left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


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