Table of Contents – October 2008 Vietnam

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FEATURES

COVER STORY
NO PEACE IN THE VALLEY

By ROBERT C. ANKONY
A long-range reconnaissance platoon’s harrowing raid to take Signal Hill was key to the success of a massive air cav assault in the A Shau Valley

TORTURE: THE LESSON FROM VIETNAM
ESSAY By DAVID T. ZABECKI
What makes America different from its enemies?

DOUGLAS PIKE’S SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
By LARRY ENGLEMANN
Tough questions remained, even for this top Vietnam analyst

VUNG TAU THEN AND NOW
By JEANNE CONTE
Revisiting the hottest in-country R&R destination during the war

COLLATERAL DAMAGE
By WENDELL AFFIELD
A wounded vet’s odyssey home began on an egg-splattered bus in Chicago

ADIEU AT DIEN BIEN PHU
AN INTERVIEW By JERRY V. SMITH
Until the end, Pierre Guin kept the supplies flowing to his French comrades

KOREA’S MYTH-MAKING MARINES
By LT. COL. JAMES F. DURAND, U.S. MARINE CORPS
How the Blue Dragon Brigade earned its legendary reputation

DEPARTMENTS  

Letters

News

Super Private

Arsenal
By CHRISTOPHER MISKIMON
The Marines’ LVTP-5 amtrac

Fighting Forces
By GARY L. KNEPP
The “Jungle Eaters” of the 60th Land Clearing Company

 

Personality
By FRED L. BORCH and ROBERT F. DORR
Cavalry commander Lee Lewane’s daring actions inspired his men

Letter from Vietnam Magazine

Reviews

Offerings
Left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 

 

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ONLINE EXTRAS

For more photos and recollections of Vung Tau, check out this veteran site:

http://www.vungtaumikepapa.com/

Also, see the Vung Tau pages of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University:

http://www.vietnamproject.ttu.edu/uscgdiv13/catlovungtau.htm

And, take an entertaining trip back to 1971 with this rare short video from Vung Tau:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCp6IErgOU8

 

One Response

  1. Ron Becker

    Gary L. Knepp: Do you have additional information about other land-clearing teams in Viet Nam. I was in one based in Bear Cat and was in the field with a land-clearing team in 1968 that cleared around Long Bien and Bear Cat. I left Viet Nam while my unit was on a maintenance standdown (preparing to go into Cambodia) in Sept of 1968. Can you send me any infomation you may have? Thanks!

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