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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2011

    LBJ’s White House Daily Diary Goes Digital FOR HISTORIANS AND researchers, and those just curious about the inner workings of the White House, more than 14,000 pages from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daily Diary” are now posted...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2011

    Afghan War MoH Stirs Vietnam War Honorees VIETNAM WAR MEDAL of Honor recipients agree: Salvatore Giunta’s life is changed forever. With the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Giunta, 25, on Nov. 16, for his heroics in...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- June 2011

    Vang Pao Gets Hero’s Farewell, But Not at Arlington THE DEEPLY REVERED former General Vang Pao of the Royal Army of Laos, who led thousands of Hmong guerrillas in a CIA-backed secret army during the Vietnam War, died in California at the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2011

    More Names Added to Memory Book and The Wall AT THE ANNUAL Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Memory Day ceremony at The Wall on April 18, 93 Vietnam veterans who died prematurely because of the war, but who did not meet the Department of...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2011

    Pentagon Papers Making News 40 Years Later With the official government release of the Pentagon Papers in June, LBJ’s response if he were alive would be, “What the hell took so long?” said Harry Middleton, a past director of the LBJ...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- December 2011

    Flamboyant Military and Political Leader of the Republic of Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky, Dies Nguyen Cao Ky, 80, the former prime minister of South Vietnam (1965- 67) and vice president (1967-71) who fled to the United States in April 1975 when...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- January 2011

    Helldiver Recovered in California Though 6,299 Helldivers were manufactured by U.S. and Canadian factories, the Curtiss SB2C is today one of the rarest of all major U.S. aircraft types to see combat during World War II. Only the Vought...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- March 2011

    Paul Allen’s Priceless BMW The warbird of the moment seems to be the long-neglected Focke-Wulf Fw-190, with a number of impressive restoration and replica-building projects underway or, in several cases, complete and flying. What none of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- May 2011

    Australian’s Remains and Spitfire Recovered When Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Henry Lacy Smith’s Spitfire Mk.IXb was hit by flak during a strafing mission over Normandy five days after D-Day, he radioed,“I’m going...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- September 2011

    Kiwi P-40C Takes Wing The C model of the evergreen Curtiss P-40 was a rare bird. Only 193 were built, a tiny percentage of the nearly 14,000 P-40s of all marks. Often derided as obsolete, the P-40 continued to be manufactured even while...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- November 2011

    Twin Mustang Prototype to Fly Again Truth be told, the North American F-82 wasn’t just two mated Mus- tangs. Most of us who have never gotten our hands greasy on one have assumed the very-long-range postwar twin was simply two P-51...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History February 2011

    Civil War Photo Trove Celebrates Common Soldiers The collective tragedy of the Civil War—more than 600,000 dead—can mask the individual commitment needed from those who carried out the fighting. But a recent donation of just under 700...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette American History- April 2011

    Ike’s Military-Industrial Complex Speech Deconstructed Dwight Eisenhower’s military prowess made him a war hero and a president. But on January 17, 1961, three days before he left the White House, Eisenhower told the American public,...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History June 2011

    Startling Lincoln Discovery Exposed as Fabrication What a difference a digit makes. Back in 1998, a retired psychiatrist named Thomas Lowry made a splash when he claimed that he had found a pardon in the National Archives issued by Abraham...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History August 2011

    New Exhibit Lifts Lid on Watergate Cover-up The gift shop at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, run by stalwart supporters of the 37th president, sells a mug that asks “What Would Nixon Do?” It has been joined...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History October 2011

    Solicitor General Acknowledges Malfeasance in U.S. Handling of Japanese Internment The imprisonment OF 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II represents a low point in U.S. justice, and now that black mark seems even darker....